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Man Drowns Trying to Save Dogs from Partially Frozen Lake in California

Credit: KTXL
Published 3 days ago - Duration: 01:40s

Man Drowns Trying to Save Dogs from Partially Frozen Lake in California

A missing 39-year-old man was found dead in El Dorado County after deputies believe he tried to rescue his dogs from an icy lake.


Man Drowns Trying to Save Dogs from Partially Frozen Lake in California

AND AS ANY DOG OWNER WOULD DO,HE JUMPED INTO ACTION INHE JUMPED INTO ACTION INTHE PEAK OF WINTER.

IT'S A PLACEHE JUMPED INTO ACTION INTHE PEAK OF WINTER.

IT'S A PLACEWHERE PEOPLE ICE SKATE AND ICETHE PEAK OF WINTER.

IT'S A PLACEWHERE PEOPLE ICE SKATE AND ICEWHERE PEOPLE ICE SKATE AND ICEFISH.

BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S LIKEFISH.

BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S LIKEBURIED IN ELDORADO COUNTY.

IT'SBURIED IN ELDORADO COUNTY.

IT'SSTILL TOO WARM FOR THAT.

THIRTYSTILL TOO WARM FOR THAT.

THIRTYNINE YEAR OLD DAVID SCHMIDTNINE YEAR OLD DAVID SCHMIDTWALKED HIS THREE DOGS ALONG THISWALKED HIS THREE DOGS ALONG THISWATER THANKSGIVING MORNING.WATER THANKSGIVING MORNING.CHILLY TEMPERATURES HAD MOST OFCHILLY TEMPERATURES HAD MOST OFTHE LAKE FROZEN OVER BUT EXPERTSTHE LAKE FROZEN OVER BUT EXPERTSSAY THE ICE WAS STILL TWO INCHESSAY THE ICE WAS STILL TWO INCHESTOO THIN FOR SAFE CROSSING.

WHENTOO THIN FOR SAFE CROSSING.

WHENWE GOT THERE WE MADE OUR WAYDOWN THE LAKE AND WE SAW THE TWODOWN THE LAKE AND WE SAW THE TWODOGS IN THE WATER.

CAPTAIN PERRYDOWN THE LAKE AND WE SAW THE TWODOGS IN THE WATER.

CAPTAIN PERRYQUINN WITH THE LAKE VALLEY FIREDOGS IN THE WATER.

CAPTAIN PERRYQUINN WITH THE LAKE VALLEY FIREQUINN WITH THE LAKE VALLEY FIREDISTRICT SAYS THE ANIMALS HADDISTRICT SAYS THE ANIMALS HADFALLEN THROUGH THE ICE.

HE KNEWFALLEN THROUGH THE ICE.

HE KNEWCREWS HAD TO MOVE FAST TO BRINGCREWS HAD TO MOVE FAST TO BRINGTHE PATH TO SAFETY.

IT ISTHE PATH TO SAFETY.

IT ISAMAZING HOW RESILIENT THE DOGSAMAZING HOW RESILIENT THE DOGSCAN BE.

YOU KNOW, THEYCAN BE.

YOU KNOW, THEYPOTENTIALLY COULD HAVE BEEN INPOTENTIALLY COULD HAVE BEEN INTHE WATER FOR AN HOUR OR MORE.THE WATER FOR AN HOUR OR MORE.WE'RE NOT SURE.

AND THEY WEREWE'RE NOT SURE.

AND THEY WERETHEY WERE STILL ALIVE ANDTHEY WERE STILL ALIVE ANDPADDLING WHEN WE GOT THERE.

ONLYPADDLING WHEN WE GOT THERE.

ONLYAFTER PULLING THE DOGS OUT.AFTER PULLING THE DOGS OUT.RESCUERS NOTICED A MAN'S WINTERRESCUERS NOTICED A MAN'S WINTERCLOTHING FLOATING IN THE WATER.CLOTHING FLOATING IN THE WATER.THAT'S WHEN WE REALIZED THATTHAT'S WHEN WE REALIZED THATTHERE WAS POTENTIAL THAT ANTHERE WAS POTENTIAL THAT ANOWNER, A HUMAN MIGHT BE INOWNER, A HUMAN MIGHT BE INTHE WATER ALSO.

MULTIPLETHE WATER ALSO.

MULTIPLEAGENCIES BEGAN SEARCHINGAGENCIES BEGAN SEARCHINGTHE LAKE.

IT WASN'T UNTILAGENCIES BEGAN SEARCHINGTHE LAKE.

IT WASN'T UNTILTHE NEXT DAY WHEN RESCUERSTHE LAKE.

IT WASN'T UNTILTHE NEXT DAY WHEN RESCUERSTHE NEXT DAY WHEN RESCUERSLOCATED THE MAN'S REMAINS INLOCATED THE MAN'S REMAINS INTHE WATER.

IT WAS DAVID SCHMIDTTHE WATER.

IT WAS DAVID SCHMIDTCREWS BELIEVE HE DROWNED TRYINGTO SAVE HIS DOGS AND HELP CAMETO SAVE HIS DOGS AND HELP CAMETOO LATE.

NEVER EVEN BE OUTTOO LATE.

NEVER EVEN BE OUTTHERE ALONE, YOU KNOW, GO NEARTHERE ALONE, YOU KNOW, GO NEARTHE ICE WITH A PARTNER SOMEONETHE ICE WITH A PARTNER SOMEONETHAT CAN CALL 9 1 1 IF IF THERETHAT CAN CALL 9 1 1 IF IF THEREIS AN ACCIDENT.

SO WHENIS AN ACCIDENT.

SO WHENTHE ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN,THE ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN,EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY COMESEVERYONE IN THE FAMILY COMESHOME.

DON'T ATTEMPT TO SELFHOME.

DON'T ATTEMPT TO SELFRESCUE.

DON'T ATTEMPT TO RESCUERESCUE.

DON'T ATTEMPT TO RESCUE

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