Firefighters rescue man from icy Creve Coeur Lake

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – Firefighters had to rescue a West County man in his 60’s Sunday, after an afternoon walk with his dog turned into cold water rescue, when his dog wondered out onto Creve Coeur Lake.

Authorities say the man’s dog went out into the lake water around 2:45 pm, prompting to owner to go in after his dog. He was able rescue his dog from the icy waters of the lake, but he then got stuck himself.

Firefighters from Maryland Heights and Pattonville Fire Protections Districts were called to the scene for a cold water rescue. Firefighters suited up and crawled out onto the ice to rescue the man

St. Louisan Shari Ford was at Creve Coeur Lake and videotaped the rescue.

Paramedic transported the man to an area hospital for treatment of hypothermia.  

Authorities say the dog is also okay.

Full video of the rescue


  • morrow

    There should be a fine this person pays for walking out on the lake endangering his life, the dog’s life and the rescuer’s life , time and equipment.. He should not be able to just go home. Maybe there is a fine assessed already, but i’m just saying.

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