Kalamazoo, MI-Officers rescued a boy who struggled to stay afloat after going into the water to save his dog.
Police also saved a bystander who tried to help the boy, but was overcome by exhaustion.
The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept 14, at Spring Valley Park on Mt Oliver Road.
They were about 100 yards from shore when Sgt. Jeff Deblecourt, who is trained in water rescue, got to the scene. He swam out to them and was able to keep them afloat until other officers were able to help.
Police brought the boy, the bystander and the dog to shore. All were treated at the scene and released.
The boy had gone into the water to rescue his dog. He believed that the dog was in distress while swimming in the lake.
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