Skip to main content

A man and his dog were rescued after falling through the ice on the Mississippi River on Monday. 

The Inver Grove Heights Fire Department says the man appeared to be cross-country skiing with his dog when he fell through. 

Someone heard the man yelling "just by luck," the fire department said.

 Authorities responded, with a firefighter heading out onto the ice to help the man out of the water while other firefighters pulled on the rescue line, the Facebook post said. 

The man was conscious and transported by ambulance to the hospital. The dog was carried off the ice. 

Details about the man's condition were not released. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 9.58.36 PM

Eric Perkins, Miss Minnesota, Paul Fletcher create new podcast

The podcast is released Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and is available wherever you find podcasts.

Mock aircraft cabin.

MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety

The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.

Scripps National Spelling Bee

These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

covid, kids

New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

Javen Juan Moreno

Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.

Related

snowshoeing

Snowshoer rescued after falling through ice on Mississippi River

She got herself to a nearby island and called 911.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Woman rescued from Mississippi River after chasing her dog onto ice

It happened near the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Driver rescued after vehicle falls through ice on St. Croix River

Rescuers were able to find him using the GPS on his phone.

police lights

Man found 'hiding' after crashing truck into Mississippi River in Minneapolis

The two people in the truck were not injured, police said.

Franklin Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi

Body found 'in the ice' on Mississippi River in Minneapolis

The body was found near the Franklin Avenue Bridge.

2 dogs rescued after breaking through thin ice

The dogs are safe and back home now.

surfing rescue 1 (2)

Twin Cities man surfing in Duluth rescues man, dog from Lake Superior

He was about to end his day when a woman in a wheelchair asked for help.

thin ice sign flickr 1

3 snowmobilers fall through ice near Brainerd

The DNR recently warned of sketchy ice conditions on lakes across the state.