A team effort was needed recently to rescue a dog who had fallen into Lake Michigan. A boater captured the heroic act all on video!

Annie Ryzak never thought she’d see a dog in distress in Lake Michigan until it happened right before her eyes. “I wouldn’t wish that on any dog owner,” said Ryzak. When she noticed someone struggling in the water near Ohio Street Beach, she immediately knew that the dog needed help.

Source: CBS Chicago/Youtube

Not only were there dangerous swimming conditions and strong southerly winds could generate high waves of three to five feet and strong rip currents in the Chicago area that day, but another concern was all the boats that were out that weekend. Slowly, more and more people started crowding around, until finally, a couple of guys helped, one jumping in the water.

“He swam out and he kind of guided the dog back to shore. It looks like it’s his friends that got the dog back, carried him up, and took him to who, it looks like his owners maybe,” Ryzak said.

Thanks to the courageous samaritans, the dog made it back to shore safely!

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