A very lucky dog was rescued Saturday afternoon after falling through an icy pond in Colorado.
According to South Metro Fire Rescue, the "adventurous pup" became trapped on Saturday afternoon in the frigid waters of a pond at Sterne Park in Littleton.
A firefighter was able to pull the dog to safety thanks to the bystanders who quickly called 911.
Yesterday afternoon this adventurous pup was tired and trapped in the cold water at Sterne Park in @CityofLittleton. People on shore did the right thing by staying off the ice and calling 911. A Firefighter quickly and safely provided a little help and thankfully the dog was ok. pic.twitter.com/pU5Auui8UT— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) January 17, 2021
Officials say the bystanders on the shore "did the right thing by staying off the ice and calling 911."
The rescue incident serves as yet another reminder for staying off potentially thin and dangerous ice. If ice can't hold a dog, it's unlikely it will hold a person, further complicating a rescue situation and putting additional lives in danger.
Editor's Note: Stay safe, stay off the ice! When walking on or near the ice, always keep dogs leashed. If your dogs happens to fall through the ice, do not attempt to rescue it yourself. Cold water shock can kill you. Stay put and call 911 immediately for help.