Teen rescued after falling through ice on Berrien County farm pond

Posted at 8:50 PM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 20:57:24-05

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — A deputy rescued a teenager who had fallen through the ice covering a pond on his family’s farm Friday afternoon.

At 4:15 p.m. Friday, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters and ambulances responded to a report of a 13-year-old boy who fell through the ice and was still in the water at a pond located behind a farm house in Weesaw Township. Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Yech arrived first on the scene, crawled out onto the ice toward the teen, secured the boy with a cord and pulled him out of the water.

The teenager was immediately wrapped in a warm blanket and was transported to a police vehicle that had driven across an open field near the pond.

The boy then was taken back to the roadway and placed in an ambulance, which transported him to Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph for observation.

The Chikaming Township police and fire departments and the Weesaw Fire Department assisted the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.