Wausau, WI – 2 golden retrievers have drowned after falling through ice on the Wisconsin River near Fern Island this afternoon.
A passer by was walking in the area and heard screams. Tim Stelzel tells WSAW News:
“They jumped 10 feet off thinking it was snow, and plunged through and went immediately under the ice and were swept downstream.”
Stelzel claims the dogs’ owners, a couple, “couldn’t be consoled” Rescue crews were not contacted as the current swept the dogs away under the ice so quickly.
A reminder to keep your dogs on a leash near water this time of year. So sad.