The large dog, estimated to be about 13-years-old, had badly injured his feet digging in the snow and ice to make a barrier for himself against the wind.
A father and his two children are safe and sound after a Coast Guard rescue on Lake St. Clair.
Rescue crews found four people clinging to the sides of the sailboat and two underneath.
It’s a serious problem and getting worse. Alcohol and drug use on the Great Lakes.
A 20-foot vessel with two adults and two kids aboard lost power and started drifting.
Coast guard officials have also begun a secondary search where they are combing the water’s edge for any information that could help them find the missing boater.
Witness on the scene told officials that the boy fell into the water after losing his balance on the pier.
Boaters should be on the lookout for large trees, logs and other debris let loose into Michigan waterways in part by spring flooding, the U.S. Coast Guard has warned.
Officials said the paddlers were unable to make their way in their inflatable boat because of the strong currents.
Lt. Justin Westmiller in Detroit says the calls could cause a disaster by diverting rescuers from a real emergency.