(AP) - A dog treading water nearly four miles offshore in Lake Michigan has
been rescued by a family out on a boating trip.
The family was
boating from Grand Haven to Frankfort in northwestern Michigan on Friday
when Jeannie Wilcox said she saw a “red animal in the lake” and started
screaming, ‘dog in the water!’”
They were able to
get the dog onto the boat’s swim platform and dried her off, Wilcox told
The family was able
to have the dog scanned for a microchip. The owners later were located and
reunited with their dog.
“I just hope that
if this was my dog, somebody would do the same for me,” Wilcox said. “I
would just be very grateful, happy because I know how rough Lake Michigan