This footage is from a Chicago Police Department body-worn camera. The sergeant wearing the camera and assisting officers rescued a man at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday who had jumped into Lake Michigan to save his dog.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was walking his dog near Foster Beach. The nine-month-old adopted dog darted towards the ice on the lake and ended up in the water.
The owner jumped into the lake to rescue the American Eskimo mix, named Pika. He was able to save the 19-pound dog but was unable to get out of the lake due to large ice walls that formed along the water’s edge.
“They (CPD) absolutely saved my life,” the man said. ” I will be forever grateful to them.”
Both the man and the dog are doing well.