By Olivia B. Waxman
February 4, 2015

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station in Frankfort, Mich., rescued a labrador Tuesday morning that had wandered into a waterway between Betsie Lake and Lake Michigan, reports.

The two rescuers struggled to wade through the ice chunks, but were able to rescue the animal, which was having trouble staying above water, in about twenty minutes.

Petty officer Tim Putnam told ABC News the dog was “shook up and shivering” when they took it to the Benzie County Animal Shelter. The owner later showed up to claim the dog, who is named Bailey.

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