Learned my lesson hunting alone with my dog a few years ago. Hunted a certain marsh the week before...good bottom (hard) and upto 2 feet deep It was a good hunt. A week passes and there is now about 1-2 inches of ices. Walked out to break up an area to put out a few decoys...late season was only setting out 6. Walk out to start breaking an area went through...little did I know the water had risen 3 feet in the prior week. I'm in and kinda fell backwards. Water up to my shoulders. Go into survival mode...GET UP AND OUT...made it out in less than a minute. No water in my waders but was soaked up to my chest pockets full of water. Grabbed my gear and the dog and walked back to by truck. A lot of thoughts went through my mind walking back, needless to say.