Dodge County Sheriff’s officials rescue 56-year-old man, Labrador Retriever from private pond
DODGE COUNTY (WITI) — Dodge County Sheriff’s officials say a man and a dog had to be rescued from a private pond on County Highway Q near Ranch Road in the Town of Shields — four to five miles from the city of Watertown.
Dodge County Sheriff’s officials were called out to the scene around 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15th by a woman reporting her 56-year-old husband had gone into the water after going out onto the ice on a private pond to rescue a family dog.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded along with Watertown Fire and EMS.
A Sheriff’s deputy was first to arrive and deployed an ice/water rescue throw-bag which is issued to all deputies. The man and dog were both rescued and pulled to shore using the throw-bag.
The man was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown — but he appeared to be suffering from symptoms of hypothermia. He had been in the water for 17 minutes at the time of the rescue, Sheriff’s officials say.
The dog, a black Labrador Retriever, appeared to be doing fine.
The pond was a private pond with a maximum depth of about 20 feet. The victims were about 25-30 feet from shore at the time of the rescue.