Bodycam footage shows deputies rescue woman who fell into icy water

Intense video captured by deputies with the Macomb County Sheriff's Department shows a woman hanging from a dock in Harrison Township being rescued from freezing cold water.

The rescue happened Jan. 27. The woman had been fishing when she stood up and lost her balance, authorities say. She fell into the icy waters.

The woman's friend, and even two fishermen in the area who heard the woman crying out for help, attempted to pull the woman from the water but her body had become numb, making it difficult to pull her back onto the dock.

The two fishermen who came to help began holding on to the woman so that she wouldn't slip further underwater.

When first responders arrived from the Macomb County Sheriff's Department and Harrison Township Fire Department, they were able to pull the woman from the 36 degree water. She was inside the water for roughly 15 minutes, police say.

On Tuesday, deputies said in a Facebook post that the woman is doing much better and recovering from the incident.

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Location: Macomb County Sheriff's