The holidays produced some tragic news out of northern California. A trio of brothers, ages 32, 34, and 39, went duck hunting near McArthur on some flooded fields. On their way home one of the brothers tossed a rock onto Big Lake and their dog, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, went out after it. But the dog busted through the thin ice and could not get out. One brother went out on the ice to rescue the dog but also fell in. As reported by the Associated Press, the two other brothers then formed a human chain to reach the third brother, but they also broke through the ice. In a short time, two brothers were dead. It's estimated they had about 90 seconds to get out of the 40-degree water before they lost the dexterity to climb back onto the ice. The remaining brother and the dog survived.