Family Rescues Dog Found Nearly 4 miles Offshore in Lake Michigan

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A west Michigan family rescued a dog they found swimming in Lake Michigan miles away from the shore.

WOOD TV8 reports Jeannie Wilcox and her family were taking a boat from Grand Haven to Frankfort on Friday when she spotted something strange in the lake.

Wilcox says the dog was swimming all alone nearly four miles offshore!

Wilcox says her family jumped into action and brought the dog onto their swim platform to dry her off.

She says the dog was scared and cold.

They believe she was treading water for an hour before they found her.

The family took the dog to get scanned for a microchip, and later reunited the dog with her family.