Woman rescued by city fire department personnel

MARQUETTE — A woman was saved during an ice rescue that took place on Sunday afternoon.

The Marquette City Fire Department reported that firefighters were dispatched to Cliff Dow Road near the Carp River, arriving on the location at 1 p.m., for the incident. As fire crews arrived, central dispatch confirmed there was one woman in the water holding onto an ice shelf.

A third alarm was struck for the Marquette City Fire Department, and Marquette County 131, the U.S Coast Guard and the Chocolay Township Fire Department were dispatched.

The woman was safely extricated from the water shortly after the agencies’ arrival and the incident was downgraded, canceling the USCG and Marquette County 131 dispatches.

UP Health System transported the woman to the hospital.

An entry in the Marquette City Police log reported a dog also went through the ice in the incident but did not indicate if the dog was saved.

No further information on the status of the dog was available before press time, police said.

Assisting city fire crews at the scene were the Marquette City Police Department, UPHS and Chocolay Township Fire.


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