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WATCH: Crew rescues dog from icy Michigan river

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 13:22:21-05

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) — Rescue crews in Michigan saved a dog's life.

Wyandotte police said the labradoodle had gotten away from its owner while they were on a walk Monday. It ended up in the icy Detroit River.

The dog managed to climb onto a chunk of ice. However, it continued to drift away.

The rescue team managed to move the ice close to the riverbank and use a "catchpole" to secure the dog.

"The rescuer did this while standing on a slippery ladder that was submerged in the river while his coworkers held onto him via a rope," Wyandotte police said on Facebook.

The dog is expected to be OK.

This story was originally reported on wxyz.com.