Man pulled from icy waters of Lake Champlain
FERRISBURGH — A Charlotte man was pulled from the frigid waters of Lake Champlain near the shores in Ferrisburgh on Sunday afternoon.
Vermont State Police report that Daniel Doyle, 74, was walking on a section of ice approximately 10-15 feet from shore in Town Farm Bay, north of Long Point just off Annex Road. A little before 1:45 p.m., the area of ice that Doyle was walking on broke away, and he became partially submerged in open water.
Doyle used an ice pick to partially pull himself from the water. Area residents heard Doyle’s cries for help and used an aluminum boat to get him out of the water and onto shore.
Doyle was treated and released by the Shelburne Rescue Squad on scene for minor cold related injuries.
State police responded, and they were assisted on scene by Vermont Fish and Game officials, in addition to the rescue squad.
Vermont State Police reminds everyone that no ice is safe ice and to use caution while enjoying ice-covered waterways.