2 dogs rescued from icy lake

March 9, 2019

Two dogs were rescued from the icy water of Crooked Lake on Friday by the Angola Fire Department.

Capt. Bill Harter said the department was called to the area of 4401 W. Orland Road on the lake’s third basin on a report that two dogs had gone through the ice.

By the time the firefighters arrived, one dog had made it almost to the shore and needed a little help getting out of the water, an Angola Fire Department news release said.

The second dog was about 50 yards out in the water and struggling. Firefighters broke through the remaining ice in water five feet deep while the dog was stranded and treading water.

Firefighters clipped a rope to the dog’s collar and got him back to shore.

Both dogs were returned to their owner, whose contact information was found on the dogs’ collars.

“She (the owner) was really surprised to hear they (the dogs) were in the water,” Harter said. One dog was a German shepherd mix and the other, a pit bull mix, he added.

“We are asking that people use extreme caution in the days to come when on or around the ice,” the release said.

“The temperatures are rising and the ice will deteriorate quickly. Remember if it won’t hold a dog, it probably won’t hold a human.”