Firefighters Brave Icy Waters to Save Stranded Dog

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December 11, 2017

You can always count on firefighters to save the day.

A fire chief shared a video to Facebook of a firefighter crawling out onto the thin ice of a frozen creek to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice.

Fire Chief Denis Pilon of the aptly named town of Swift Current was able to get the dramatic rescue on video, and it has racked up over 340,000 views since it was posted just a few ago.

The video shows a firefighter attached to a rope sliding out on all fours to the helpless, stranded dog.

When he reaches the dog, however, the ice breaks, nearly taking them both down to the icy depths of the river.

Luckily, the firefighters on shore were able to reel both back to safety. The nearly frozen dog was quickly given a warm blanket to dry off.

“Yesterday afternoon, our firefighters were busy at the creek, rescuing someone’s pet. They allowed their dog to run off leash when it ventured onto the ice and fell through,” said Pilon.

“Quick action calling the fire department helped save their pet,” he continued. “Please keep your pets and children away from the water, the thin ice is thin, and it is NOT safe.”

Take a look at the dramatic rescue in the video below!

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