Dog rescued from frigid Lake Michigan by CFD divers, police say

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Dog Rescue: Alaskan Klee Kai named Pepper pulled from frigid Lake Michigan by Chicago Fire Department divers, police say
Chicago Fire Department divers rescued a dog named Pepper from Lake Michigan near Streeterville Tuesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Rescue crews pulled a dog from a frigid Lake Michigan near the city's Streeterville neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

According to Chicago police, the dog's owner was walking near the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive at around 10:13 a.m. when the dog ran off.

The 7-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai named Pepper then slipped and landed on ice drift about 500 feet out from the shore, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

CFD divers who happened to be conducting routine drills received the call and were able to get out to the dog and pull it to safety.

Pepper was taken to an emergency vet clinic in good condition, police said.