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Multiple rescued after falling through ice in Mecosta, Montcalm counties

Investigators say the man saved in Mecosta was from Stanwood and was ice fishing.

MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — Two different water rescues took place Sunday afternoon, saving multiple people who fell through the ice.

A 43-year-old man was saved from drowning in the ice Sunday afternoon, the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office says.

The incident happened after 2:30 p.m. in Latimer Park in the Village of Morley as a man from Stanwood was ice fishing when he fell through.

A witness saw him flailing in the water and yelling for help, and investigators say that's when they called the Morley Fire Rescue.

First responders arrived and crawled out about 100 feet on the thin ice until they were able to reach and pull him out. 

The other rescue was in Montcalm County, and it was all caught on video by drone.

A 36-year-old man was being pulled from the ice in Townline Lake by first responders, while a child was left stranded on the surface.

Watch the videos of the Montcalm rescue here:

Jarrod Rummel, who instead took photos of the incident, said a crowd had formed, and was relieved when both made it to safety.

"And then like, again, I said everybody clapped, which was great. I mean, that outcome was the best you could hope for."

Rummel says he spoke to the mother of the child to check on him. He says the child is okay and happy to be home.

The man rescued was treated at the scene and released.

Check out the photos from the Montcalm rescue here:

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