When there are warnings about thin ice on rivers, lakes and ponds, most residents heed the advice. But how do you tell a dog?

Well, you can’t, but Cabery residents and a Kankakee County Sheriff’s deputy came to the rescue of an approximately 2-year-old pit bull that wandered out Monday morning onto the thin ice on a pond on the north side of the village.

Sgt. Russ Belcher, a 20-year deputy, got the call around 9 a.m. of a dog in distress in the icy waters. Belcher said the week before the ice on the pond had been thicker due to the below-zero temperatures, and some kids had been venturing out on the ice.

Associate Editor

Chris Breach is the Associate Editor of The Daily Journal and the editor of the business section. A graduate of Indiana University, Breach has more than 25 years experience in newspapers. He can be reached at cbreach@daily-journal.com.

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