Woman 72, jumps in lake to save dog…


Lake Elmo, last year...
Lake Elmo, last fall…

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.

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