Man Saves Boy who Fell Through Ice on Thanksgiving

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A man who saved an 11-year-old boy says the youngster was pleading for help after falling through ice on Thanksgiving in Macomb County.

Patrick LaRose tells the Detroit Free Press that he was making coffee and looking out a window at a Shelby Township apartment complex when he saw the boy go through ice on a 10-acre lake.

LaRose says the boy yelled, "Please, don't let me die!" LaRose extended a rake to the boy but fell through ice, too. LaRose broke his way through more ice and moved toward shore with the boy. They finally got up in shallow water and are OK.

LaRose has lived elsewhere but is back in the Detroit area and unemployed. He wonders why he returned but now thinks he knows why.

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