My brother and I just got back from bunny hunting at Alum. While we were hunting we heard two young boys yell for help. We ran to see what we could do, and they said they were goose hunting with their dad and their dog went through the ice. They said the dog fell through the ice and was in the water for about 1/2 hour, then their dad went in after the dog. He fell through while wearing waders but luckily he was able to get hold of a nearby tree to keep himself above water until help arrived. The ice around him was not very thick. I called 911 while my brother went to check out the situation. When the response team arrived, they pulled him to safety. The guy seemed okay (walked out on his own), but they tranported him probably to treat hypothermia. Although I am not certain, I think his two dogs were okay also. A couple of things I take away from this experience. 1) With the flooding, freezing, and then dropping of the water level on Alum, the ice on Alum and around the shore is very, very dangerous. You could be walking on ice, but have no idea how deep the water is below you. You might think the water is only 6" deep, but until you fall through in a place that is normally dry land you don't know that water is 3 or 4 feet deep. 2) It is amazing how quick the response team showed up. They did a fantastic job. Park officer, ODNR officer, sheriff, ambulance, rescue boats, etc. 3) When parking in the designated parking areas, don't block the gate!!! The roads at these access points are designed for emergency access purposes. If someone is parked in front of the gate, this will delay their response time. Luckily, in this case, the road was clear, and they were able to get there in time. I am glad my brother and I decided to head out today and were able to lend a helping hand to a fellow outdoorsman. I just hope his boys have the courage to head out again; obviously, they were pretty upset. The Channel 4 news was there, so you just might get a glimpse of the best dang rabbit dog (aka Brutus) there is.