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Rescuers use helicopter to save dog from Lake Michigan

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According to Saturday's ABC 7 Eyewitness News, a dog was rescued from the ice-covered surface of Lake Michigan this morning.

Rescuers pulled out all the stops to save the dog, who was presumed to be a stray.

Firefighters were first alerted to the dog's plight around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday - unable to capture the dog on foot, the rescue team took to the sky and used a helicopter to corral the dog to the safety of shore.

The frightened dog made the rescue difficult - running back to the ice several times before finally reaching, and staying, on solid ground.

The fire crews turned over the rescue effort to Chicago Animal Care and Control officials after the dog was off of the precarious ice. It is unclear if the animal control officers finally caught the wayward dog.

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