GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A hunter who fell through ice on the Colorado River was rescued after spending more than 30 minutes in the frigid water, KKCO-TV is reporting.
Lower Valley Fire District Chief Frank Cavaliere told KKCO-TV the man, believed to be age 60, was treated for hypothermia.
Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Mike Page went out onto the ice after a dog that was retrieving a duck or goose around noon Tuesday.
Cavaliere says other hunters saw the man fall and called 911.
The dog was not injured.
KKCO-TV in Grand Junction reports the man held onto an ice shelf with one leg outside the water until a firefighter with a floating board swam out and helped him to shore.