2 Golden Retrievers Drown in Wisconsin River

Wausau, WI – 2 golden retrievers have drowned after falling through ice on the Wisconsin River near Fern Island this afternoon.

Wisconson River - WSAU.com

Wisconson River – WSAU.com

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.

2 Dogs Lost After They Break Through Ice – WSAW News – Video

A reminder to keep your dogs on a leash near water this time of year.  So sad.

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