Watch: Man jumps into Lake Michigan, rescuing dog near Ohio Street Beach

Dog was about 60 yards from shore, witness says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Watch: Man rescues dog from Lake Michigan
A man jumped into Lake Michigan near Ohio Street Beach in Streeterville, Chicago to save a dog. The woman who caught it on video called him a hero.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- People worked together to rescue a dog from Lake Michigan over the weekend.

Annie Ryzak was on a boat near Ohio Street Beach when she saw the dog in the water. It was about 60 yards from shore.

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That's when a man jumped in and got the dog's attention, Ryzak said. His friends then pulled the dog to safety. She recorded a video of the rescue.

Ryzak, a dog owner herself, said the man who jumped in is a true hero.