A woman fell into the icy waters of Lake Michigan about 9:30 this morning as she was walking her dog near the Church Street boat ramp in Evanston.

Police and fire units were called to the scene by witnesses who saw the woman clinging to the breakwater at the boat ramp after she’d gone into the water while apparently trying to rescue her dog.

But by the time crews arrived, the woman had managed to get herself and her dog out of the water.

She was being treated by paramedics for exposure to the cold.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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