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Girl saved from river


November 28, 2017

ONTONAGON — A young girl was rescued from the frigid waters of the Ontonagon River on Friday.

According to Michigan State Police from the Wakefield Post, the girl slipped off the boardwalk at Elmer Park in the village of Ontonagon and fell into the river.

MSP Sgt. Glenn Gauthier said because of the ice build-up on the shore, the girl was unable to get out of the river without assistance.

“It is suspected the victim was in the river for several minutes before assistance arrived. A citizen walking his dog found the female semi-conscious and was able to call 911,” Gauthier said.


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