A woman’s rescue video from an ice lake in Michigan recently went viral after the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department shared it on Facebook.
Korissa Miller recently accompanied her friend to the Beacon Cove in Harrison Township on Monday.
Unfortunately, she slipped and fell into freezing waters.
As her friend wasn’t able to pull her out of the waters, she was accompanied by two other local fishermen who tried helping her, but to no avail.
“The young lady’s body had become completely numb and she was unable to move. Her friend called for help as the fisherman held on to the young lady keeping her from slipping underwater and surely drowning,” read the said Facebook post by the Sheriff’s department.
Fifteen minutes post slipping into the water, Miller was almost losing consciousness when the authorities arrived and rescued her promptly.
The Sheriff’s department then posted the rescue video on Facebook as a measure to raise awareness and drive attention to necessary safety measures to be taken whilst ice fishing.
“The young lady is doing better today but wants to remind people to always fish with a partner and make sure you have proper, non-slip footwear when you walking on any slippery surface. She is forever grateful to her friend and the fisherman that saved her life. We thank them as well,” wrote the Sheriff’s department on Facebook.
The rescue garnered both positive and negative comments, with a few people praising the rescue efforts while others belittled Miller for being obese.
Expressing disdain over the uncalled criticism over her body and the clothing at the time of rescue, Miller said, “I actually had two pairs of pants on and a hoodie and a winter coat. They actually kind of floated up and it made me feel like I was getting choked, so we ripped those off so I could breathe and we could get me out of there.”
Miller further revealed that she previously weighed 400 pounds and that people had no idea about the hard work she put in to reach her current body shape.