UPDATE: Woman rescued after falling into Carp River in Marquette

A man was rescued from the water behind Runaway Island Sunday. (MGN)
A man was rescued from the water behind Runaway Island Sunday. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Feb. 23, 2020 at 3:40 PM EST
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The Marquette City Police Department released more information about the woman who fell into the water near the mouth of the Carp River Sunday afternoon.

Police say officers were called to the area near the Carp River and US-41 South around 1:00 p.m. Sunday after a woman fell through the ice and into the water.

Responding officers found a 51-year-old Marquette woman in chest deep water, unable to get out on her own. Officers used a water rescue flotation device to pull her from the water.

The woman said her dog had also fallen in and was missing. A search for the dog was unsuccessful.

The Marquette City Fire Department said the woman was taken to UP Health System-Marquette and released a short time later with no injuries.

The Marquette City Fire Department, UPHS-Marquette EMS, Chocolay Township Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard and Marquette County Rescue 131 all assisted.



The Marquette City Fire Department was on scene at the Carp River near Cliff Power Rd Sunday afternoon after a woman became stuck on the ice.

As fire crews arrived they found the woman, in the water holding onto an ice shelf.

Marquette City Fire, Marquette City Police, Marquette County 131 , USCG, and Chocolay Township Fire worked together to rescue the woman from the water. She was then brought to UPHS-Marquette. She was released shortly after with no injuries.

Lieutenant Brian Phillips from the Marquette City Fire Department urges all who goes near bodies of water this time of year to use caution, especially on warmer days with melting ice.