- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago runner is being credited with helping save a man and his dog after the pair fell into icy Lake Michigan.

Adam Dominik heard screams and barks near a bird sanctuary on the city’s North Side Tuesday afternoon. That’s when he spotted the man struggling to keep his face above the icy water while holding his dog. Two other dogs barked nearby.

Dominik says he found twine and anchored it around himself while throwing the other end in the water, pulling the man onto nearby rocks. Meanwhile, a skier called 911.

Rescuers pulled the man the rest of the way to safety before loading him on a makeshift gurney.

He was taken to a hospital to be treated for severe hypothermia. He and his dog are expected to recover.

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