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Injured swan stuck in frozen lake saved by Oakland County Sheriff's Office

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - An injured swan stuck frozen to ice in an Orion Township lake for more than 24 hours was rescued by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team on Thursday. 

Swan rescued from frozen lake in Orion Township after being stuck for more than 24 hours.  Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Residents saw the swan in Voorheis Lake Wednesday and called for help when they saw the swan still there on Thursday. 

The Lake Orion Fire Department asked for assistance from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to rescue the swan.

At about 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, the sheriff's office used its Hovercraft to break the ice around the swan to try and clear the area to allow the swan to swim, but the swan was unable to free itself.

The rescue team then used a blanket to cover the swan's head and removed it from the lake.

Officials say the swan had an injured leg and was turned over to Oakland County Animal Control to care for its injuries.

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