Officer, pizza delivery man help save boy who had fallen through ice

DUNDEE, Mich. -- On Tuesday, a Hungry Howie's driver was making a routine delivery when he heard a young boy screaming for help. He immediately called 911, and the boy was saved by rescue crews.

The call came into the Dundee Police Department in Monroe County, Michigan at 8:44 on Tuesday and crews were dispatched to a pond at 110 E. Cabela Dr. They began arriving within three minutes and found a 12-year-old Dundee boy in the middle of the pond struggling to stay afloat in the 20-foot waters.

According to officials, Dundee Commercial Motor Vehicle Officer Joe Schumaker grabbed personal floatation equipment and began to make his way out to the victim. While doing so, Schumaker fell through the ice but continued wading out to complete the rescue.

Schumaker was joined by Paxton Barnes and Garrett Desbrough of Dundee, and Dundee Officer Chrissy Hicks, Deputy Jeremy Lestock of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office as well as Dundee firefighters who assisted with a line from shore to help bring them safely back to shore.

Once the boy was out of the water, he was treated by emergency medical personnel on scene and was transported to Toledo Hospital for additional treatment.

Officer Schumaker was treated on scene and returned to duty.

The delivery driver who made the initial 911 call was identified as Jonathon Garza from Clinton Township.

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