Dog Saved – Man Drowns
In Westmont on Sunday morning a man drowned trying to rescue his dog from a lake. The Palos Park lake – Horsetail Lake – was the scene of a tragic death as a man tried to rescue his dog.
The 59 year old man was walking his two dogs along side his wife. Vasily threw a ball into the water for his dog to retrieve. The dog became ensnared by the vegetation in the lake while retrieving the ball.
Without a second thought Vasily Fedorouk lept in to save his dog. The dog was able to swim to safety after being set free, but Vasily was unable to free himself from the weeds.
Although the lake is only 5 to 8 feet deep, the weeds were able to get the upper hand with Vasily.
We often hear stories of dogs coming to the rescue of their owners, so it is refreshing to hear a story of a man dying to save his dog. It is just tragic that the end of the story was not a happy one.