Chicago Firefighters Rescue Woman Who Fell Through Ice in Columbia Basin Near Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago firefighters after ice rescue at the Museum of Science and Industry (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Chicago firefighters after ice rescue at the Museum of Science and Industry (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).

Firefighters rescued a woman after she went in through broken ice to rescue her dog in the Columbia Basin just south of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Police and firefighters and paramedics from Chicago responded about 4:01 p.m. to a report that a woman fell through ice into a lagoon south of the Museum of Science and Industry at 1620 East Museum Drive. According to the Chicago Fire Department, a 27 year-old female fell through the ice while trying to rescue her dog. She was in the water for 15 minutes prior to arrival of fire crews.

The rescue was on the east side of the lagoon, known as the Columbia Basin. Battalion 5 reported at 4:06 p.m. the woman was in the water about 20 to 40 feet off the shore hanging on an ice patch. Battalion 5 reported at 4:11 p.m. that the woman was rescued with a flotation device (life ring), and the water rescue response was returned. Crews from Engine 60 and Tower Ladder 37 rescued the woman with CFD Battalion Chief in command. Paramedics from CFD Ambulance 38 transported the woman to University of Chicago Hospital, where she was listed in good condition.

The dog made it out of the water on its own.

Broken ice at the Columbia Basin south of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Broken ice at the Columbia Basin south of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).
Chicago firefighters after ice rescue at the Museum of Science and Industry (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Chicago firefighters after ice rescue at the Museum of Science and Industry (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).
Battalion 5 with a life ring floatation device (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Battalion 5 with a life ring floatation device (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).

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Battalion 5 with a life ring floatation device (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Battalion 5 with a life ring floatation device (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).