WAWAKA, Ind. (WFFT) - A Noble County man had to be rescued from the Elkhart River Friday.
Emergency crews were called to a home on US 6 in Wawaka.
A woman called saying her husband went onto the ice to get their dog, and then told dispatchers her husband was in the river holding on to a limb.
First responders threw ropes to the man but he wasn't able to grab them.
They also tried using a drone to drop a life jacket to the him but were also unsuccessful.
The Ligonier Fire Department water rescue team had to get in the river to save the man.
Once he was pulled from the river he was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital where he was later released.