We've all lost some lures and snapped some fishing line while fishing around logs, but I've never heard of it turning into a potentially deadly problem - until now.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Elisabeth Aldridge, a woman from Montague, Michigan, was swimming in the Manistee River earlier this month when she ended up tangled up in old fishing line and hooks, to the point where she would've drowned - if two DNR officers hadn't shown up to cut her free and rescue her. Officers Sam Koscinski and Scott MacNeill showed up, on patrol in their boat, just in time. They thought they had her free until it was obvious her legs were still tangled up beneath the water. Officer MacNeill gave Elisabeth a knife and she was able to free herself. Good teamwork (and this is why I always carry a pocketknife)

Nice work, Officers (and Elisabeth).

Here's the story.

 

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