Two people rescued after falling through ice
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is reminding the public to avoid walking on ice on Lake Superior, rivers and inland lakes following two incidents Saturday of people falling through the ice near Park Point.
The first incident occurred around 4:17 p.m. Saturday following a report that a 13-year-old boy fell into the water and was floating on an ice chunk.
When rescuers arrived, they learned that an adult supervising a group of youths attempted to remove the boy from the water, but fell in himself during the process. The man was able to safely remove the boy and himself from the water.
The second incident was reported around 6:20 p.m. when a woman was walking her dogs and one of them fell through the ice. While she was attempting to rescue her dog, the woman also fell through and was unable to get out. A bystander on the beach called 911. Once on scene, two St. Louis County deputies were able to locate her and keep her head above the water. Both deputies were laying on the ice holding onto her hands, while Duluth Fire Department staff and several citizens were able to pull on the deputies' legs, rescuing the woman from the water.