Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:02 AM
Brickbat (17,021 posts)
Remember the photo of the guy who carried his dog into Lake Superior to help it sleep?
The photographer's husband died this weekend.
A 34-year-old fishing guide from Bayfield, Wis., died during the weekend after his snowmobile went through the ice on Lake Superior, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office reported on Sunday.
James Hudson, 34, was on a sled that plunged through the ice in a channel between Long Island and the mainland near Madeline Island about 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Coast Guard reported that a passerby tried to help Hudson get out of the water, but kept falling through the ice also. Hudson was in the water about 45 minutes before rescue crews were able to get him out. He was treated in Ashland, and later flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, where he died.
Hudson, a former police officer, ran Hudson's On the Spot Guide Service and was a well-known fishing guide in the area, according to testimonials posted on the Internet. He was married to Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, a photographer who gained worldwide recognition last year when she took a photo of a ponytailed John Unger tenderly cradling his elderly dog, Schoep, in the waters of Lake Superior. The photograph went viral on the Internet.
Water temp was 33 degrees; he was in it for half an hour. They lake gave her the photo, and then took her husband.
ETA: The photographer's husband died, not the guy in the photo.
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:34 AM
Cirque du So-What (10,514 posts)
4. Sad news
One of my greatest fears involves falling through the ice. When I was a preteen, one of my friends broke through the ice on a pond where several of us were playing. We formed a human chain to drag him to solid ice, and he descended swiftly into hypothermia. The ambulance arrived after what seemed an eternity and got him to the hospital, where he was kept overnight.
Later on, I lived in a small town that still billed itself as the Snowmobile Capital of the World, despite global climate change having shortened the season in recent years. Up until the early '70s, the local Rotary Club would drag an old junk car into the middle of the frozen lake and run a betting pool for the date when the car would break through the ice when it thawed. I did some snowmobiling during that time, but I would never go onto that frozen lake; ice fishing was the extent of my ventures, which was bad enough, because I could discern thin spots where the lake was fed from an underground spring.
The movie Houdini, starring Tony Curtis, had a scene in which he was locked inside a cage and lowered into a frozen river. The current swept him downstream, away from the hole in the ice. Despite knowing that it was a dramatization, the camera shots of Houdini coming up to breathe air trapped in pockets between the water and ice were particularly horrifying to me.