I pulled up to the Maple Lake overlook hoping for some open water and there was another young guy there with the same idea. We saw a man walking onto the Ice from the other side of the lake. He just kept walking almost all the way to the middle, then BAM he just went through at 12:15. I immeadiately called 911. We continued to shout to the man whos head was above water and still conscience. He answered and we let him know help was on the way. The Palos fire and police department were great and got there in about three minutes. It took a while to get him out since he was so far out in the lake but they looked like pros. They took him away in an ambulance. If anyone knows this guy I would like to know how he is doing. Please let me know.
Dan, The guy that went through is very fortunate that you had the presence of mind to do what you did. You are a Great American. You were smart too, to leave the rescue to the pro's; otherwise there may have been 2 or 3 guys going through. Lastly, now that's what cell phones are for !! You should be proud of youself !!