The owner reportedly let the dog off the leash while on a walk when it ventured onto the frozen creek. The thin ice quickly gave way and the pooch fell into icy waters. The owner informed the fire department which rushed to the spot.
Video posted by the chief of Swift Current Fire Department in Saskatchewan, where the incident happened last week, shows the dramatic rescue operation to save the dog from drowning. In the video, a firefighter slides towards the dog while being tethered to a rope. As the firefighter reaches the dog, the thin ice breaks under his weight but catching his balance, he somehow manages to grab the dog. As the firefighter and the dog are reeled back by crew members on ground, family members keep the morale high with chants of "come on".
Eventually, both of them safely make it back on land. Despite being drenched and visibly weak, the pooch limps back to its humans who welcome the dog with a hug and a warm blanket.
Fire chief Denis Pilon shared the video of the risky operation as a warning to people to stay off the frozen creek.
"Please keep your pets and children away from the Creek, the ice is thin and it is NOT safe," he captioned the post.
Watch the dramatic rescue:
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