The Wilcox family was on their annual boat trip across Lake Michigan when they rescued a dog. About 8 hours into a 12 hour trip they spotted some sort of reddish animal in the water.
As they got closer, Jeannie Wilcox shouted, "Dog in the water!"
The dog was about 4 miles from shore when they found her. "We brought her up on our swim platform really easily" Ms Wilcox said. "She was scared and cold."
The family rerouted to the nearest town to get the dog checked for a microchip and luckily were able to reunite her with her family. No word on how she ended up so far out in the Great Lake.
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