The following footage shows a poor dog that was trapped in frozen water. As the firefighter approached him, the ice cracked! In fact, I am very grateful that I cannot live in a place that is cold enough to freeze the water every winter. The dog was trapped in an ice river for over an hour. When the rescuers arrived on the Sheyenne River in Fargo, USA, Lola, a nine-year-old black Labrador, was trapped in frozen water.
A local boat club near the river warned authorities after they realised that Laura couldn’t escape. West Fargo Regional Fire Department was able to attach a rope to the inspector named Miller and pull Miller back inside the frozen river. He slipped across the frozen river and leading towards Lola just so he can approach the lovely scared dog.
The inspector said: I was moving carefully but was unaware that the water was frozen in the recent minus 6 degrees Celsius. His handler told us he left the dog to swim a little because he was used to swimming in rivers and seas. I made sure I was firmly attached to the rope and started moving on ice. As I approached Lola, I heard him whining and I called him to calm the scared dog. I managed to grab his neck and help Lola put herself on the ice. He must have been frozen because he wasn’t moving. The firefighter then pulled the rope attached to me and pulled me back to the shore, where I was able to check Lola. He had a small cut on his leg and was quite cold, but otherwise he was perfectly fine.
Without that help, the owner wouldn’t have been able to save poor Lola. They were great at making an emergency rescue plan-and it was rewarded when they got Lola safe! Check out the video, the inspector was very nervous when he approached him as the ice broke! After the incident, firefighters warned their owners to keep their dogs away from potentially dangerous frozen ponds, lakes and rivers and keep their feet out of the snow. If your dog is running on ice, never chase it. Instead, ask the rescue team for help.