Woman Rescued After Driving on Frozen Lake

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DEXTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A woman pulled from her partially submerged car has told authorities she thought the frozen surface of a Washtenaw County lake was a roadway.
AnnArbor.com reports (http://bit.ly/WSiOkp ) Monday that rescuers found the woman Sunday afternoon about 400 to 500 feet from the Portage Lake shoreline in Dexter Township.
Dexter Area Fire Department Lt. Tim Burke says when the woman realized she no longer was on McGregor Lane she tried to drive across the lake.
Burke says "she got out onto the ice and panicked."
Rescuers and police divers arrived to find the rear of the woman's car submerged. A rope was used to pull the woman to shore. She was not injured.
Her car later was towed to shore.

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