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      A man rescues his neighbor from an icy lake


      A v

      ery scary situation for a
      Cheboygan man when he fell through the ice. Monday night, 67-year-old Michael Ceuerle was riding his four-wheeler on Black Lake in Cheboygan County when the ice caved in.


      A

      fter he fell through

      , he yelled for help. That's when his 70 year old neighbor came to the rescue. Raymond Rathbun secured a rope and threw it to Beuerle and was able to pull him to land.


      T

      he
      Cheboygan County dive team was able to get the four-wheeler out of the water. And looking back, Beuerle is just relieved that someone was there to help.


      "

      I was lucky, very fortunate that someone was there that could help me and I read too many stories where people go in and there isn't anybody there or there isn't anybody there that can do anything to help you get out

      ," Beuerle said.


      B

      euerle tells 7&4
      News that he tested the ice before he went out, and it was 5 inches deep, which the Department of Natural Resources says is the right thickness to take vehicles out on.


      H

      e also says he is a little sore today

      ,

      but overall he feels ok after the incident.

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