This image is a still shot from cell phone video a passerby shot of firefighters from the Maryland Heights and Pattonville Fire Protection Districts as they worked to rescue a Chesterfield man who had fallen through the ice on Creve Coeur Lake. Image source: Fox 2 News
A Chesterfield man is expected to recover after falling through the ice on Creve Coeur Lake Sunday while trying to rescue his dog.
Captain Robert Daus of the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District says passersby saw the man go out onto the ice after his dog fell through. He was able to pull the dog out, but then fell in himself. He was stuck.
Captain Daus tells Fox 2 News that crews put on their ice rescue gear on the way to the scene, and immediately went to work. They used a rope to secure the man and pull him out.
"This is what we train for," Daus said. "We hope we never have to use this type of training, honestly, but you know, this is where we get out there and it pays off."
Daus says the man, who's in his late 60's, was taken to the hospital with hypothermia, but is expected to recover. So is his dog.
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