Natrona County Authorities Pull Woman, Dog From Ice at Alcova
A woman and her dog were helped to shore after getting stuck on the ice at Alcova Lake on Sunday afternoon.
According to an incident report from the Natrona County Sheriff's Office, a sergeant went out to Alcova at about 3 p.m. after the woman and dog were reported to be stuck on the ice some 400 feet from shore near the Casper Water Ski Club.
The woman's husband said their dog had run out onto the ice after some geese. The dog fell through the ice, so the woman found a kayak and pushed it out to where the dog had fallen through.
The woman was able to get the dog into the kayak with her, but couldn't get back to shore.
The responding sergeant tried to launch the air boat, but couldn't get far enough into the lake to get the boat off the trailer. While trying to get the boat unloaded, the sergeant's vehicle and boat trailer got stuck in the lake bed.
Attempts to move the vehicle and launch the boat were unsuccessful, so the sergeant decided to don an ice rescue suit and walk out to the kayak.
Once reaching the woman and dog, the sergeant pushed the kayak across the ice and a small area of open water. Once they were closer to shore, another deputy and a game warden used a rope and helped pull the woman and dog the rest of the way in.
The woman was a little cold, having sat in the kayak with a wet dog, but didn't need any medical attention.
The two deputies and game warden later were able to get the boat trailer and vehicle out of the lake bed.