This morning I read a story of an older lady who jumped into Lake Elmo near where I live, to save her dog. The article said that the dog either jumped or fell in…how does a dog fall into a lake?
At any rate she jumped in after it to rescue the dog without realizing how cold the water would be this time of year. Today the temperature is only 5 degrees Celsius. I do not know what the water temp is but these cooler temps have been around for a week. When the water is cold one becomes immobilized, kind of paralyzed and so she grabbed onto the fishing pier that was close and cried out for help. A passerby docking his pontoon heard her and pulled her to safety. She was returned to her vehicle without need for medical treatment.
Her dog I assume is doing fine also. Though, nothing was said in the article.