Holland boy and dog fell through ice on Lake Macatawa

Posted at 11:14 PM, Feb 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-09 23:16:16-05

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 13-year-old boy and his dog were rescued after falling through the ice on Lake Macatawa in Holland Township on Monday afternoon.The teenager was taken to the hospital with hypothermia.

At 4:11 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a person falling through the ice on Lake Macatawa in front of the Dunton Park boat launch. Paramedics arrived first at the scene and threw a rescue line to the boy. A Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer then pulled him up through the ice and further onto the safe ice.

 The teen was trying to catch the dog when it ran across the ice. The dog then fell through thin ice, and the boy attempted to retrieve the dog but fell through also.

 The boy was taken to Holland Hospital and the dog was returned to the residence unharmed.