Heroic Firefighters Save Dog After Falling Into Icy River

CityofSwiftCurrentPublished: December 5, 2017Updated: December 6, 20172,306 viewsVirality: 6%
Published: December 5, 2017Updated: December 6, 2017

A dog got itself into serious trouble when it ran onto thin ice while walking on a frozen creek in Canada and fell through the icy waters.The owner reportedly let the dog off the leash while on a walk when the dog ventured onto the frozen creek. The thin ice quickly cracked causing the pooch to fall into the icy waters. The concerned owner immediately informed the fire department and their team rushed to the spot and lent a helping hand.

This footage was posted by the chief of the Swift Current Fire Department in Saskatchewan, shows the dramatic rescue mission set to save the dog from drowning. We can see one brave firefighter sliding on the frozen creek towards the dog while being tethered to a rope in case the ice breaks.

This firefighter risked his life to save the dog and is a true hero, together with the team that was helping him in the mission. As the man reaches the dog, the thin ice breaks under his weight but the firefighter grabs the dog and manages to balance. Next, the other firefighters pull the rope, slowly bringing the man and the dog to shore. Crew members on ground can be heard cheering and keeping the morale high with chants of "come on".

Eventually, both of them are rescued back to safely. Fortunately, the dog didn’t suffer any severe injuries despite of being drenched and visibly weak. The pooch is soon reunited with its humans and given a big hug and a warm blanket.

Credit to 'Denis Pilon/Swift Current Fire Department'.

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      BroncoBob · 3 days ago

      That was truly an act of bravery and compassion. Thank you, Gentlemen, I know the pup is grateful for the rescue and to be back with his/her family and the warmth it needed. Thanks for sharing a video with a happy ending.