Dog rescued from White Co. lake

(WLFI Photo)

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A dog is lucky to be alive after falling through the ice in White County Friday morning.

It happened near Boller Court on Big Monon, a tributary of Lake Shafer. The dog named “Buddy” fell through the ice about 50 feet from the shore around 10:30 a.m.

The Monticello and Monon Fire departments responded and a Monticello Ice Rescue Diver was able to save Buddy. Diver Shane Swaim says he was able to walk out to Buddy.

“Once I got on the ice he stopped howling. So I got down there next to the ice and just put my arm down in there and grabbed the bottom of him and pulled him right back up and we walked right back to shore,” said Swaim.

Swaim says their custom Water Rescue Truck allowed them to rescue Buddy within three minutes of their arrival. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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