Police Save Two Teens Who Fell Through Ice In Shelby Township

SHELBY TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — Two teens are lucky to be alive after a daring police water rescue Tuesday afternoon in Shelby Township.

Shelby Township police say two boys fell through the ice on Iroquois Lake in the Arrowhead subdivison near 25 Mile Rd. and Jewell Rd. When officers arrived, one of the boys had made it back onto the shore, but the other was still in the water.

When the first officer tossed the boy a life saver, he fell into the water himself. A second officer used a rope to tow both to shore.

Both children, 15 year olds, were transported to Henry Ford Macomb for treatment.

Lt. Jeff Daniel says all’s well that ends well.

“We’ve had some sad news, we’ve had some people [who’ve] had some issues and we’ve had a couple dead bodies that have been recovered, so it’s kind of nice to have some good news coming out of the department,” Daniel told WWJ.

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