Firefighters had to brave freezing waters to rescue a dog who fell through the ice of a river in Collingswood, New Jersey.
The Collingswood Police and Fire Department were called after someone reported that they saw the dog fall through the ice.
The fire department sent two men to attempt to cross the ice to get the dog but it was too thin to support their weight. The rescuers had to jump into the water and break up the ice using axes as they swam out to reach it. It took them 14 minutes to get to the dog.
Once rescued, the dog was taken to a local veterinarian where it was expected to be OK but was kept for observation. None of the people involved in the rescue were injured.
Big THANK YOU to @CollingswoodFD for successful rescue moments ago of a dog that fell through the ice on the Cooper River. Witnessed the whole rescue in zero degree wind chill – so dangerous, so brave! pic.twitter.com/SLcpnO416N
— Cleve Bryan CBS3 (@CleveBryan) January 21, 2019