Brave firefighter plunges into an icy pond to rescue a dog that had fallen in
The vocation and courage of firefighters are to admire because in any situation of danger they are always willing to risk their own lives to save the lives of others.
A domestic dog ran over a frozen pond and ended up trapped in the water. The weight of the animal was not supported by the ice and was submerged in the icy waters. Faced with this situation, the firefighters went to the place to proceed with the rescue.
An operation team of the Lone Tree firefighters, south of Denver, took all possible precautions to get the dog out of the water. The incredible rescue was recorded by the people who witnessed the events.
The firefighter enters the lake with a special suit, a neoprene style for water ravines, which prevents the cold water from entering and being in contact with his body and is tied with a rope. Follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more.
“Bri” is one lucky pup. The crew from Firehouse 34 was quick to arrive with a rescuer already dressed in a dry suit. The team on shore held his safety rope tightly and the Dive Team was also responding, just in case. All SMFR fire engines are equipped for ice rescues. pic.twitter.com/alkPz6D69l— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) January 12, 2019
First, he walks and when the ice gives way to his weight, then he crawls to the point where there is the trembling dog. Once the dog is taken, the other firemen stretch the rope and take the firefighter and the victim out of the water.
The animal ends up getting out of the pond alone, all wet and icy, among the applause of the people.
In a similar story, a woman had to be rescued from the icy water after she fell in a frozen pond while she was trying to rescue her dog from drowning in the water.
The bystanders were able to get the woman out of the water. She was later evaluated and warmed up by paramedics. Luckily, the dog got out of the water itself.
We may find it fun to cross a frozen lake and see that it does not break and know that under the ice there is water. Experts say that, in the lakes of northern Canada, if the thickness of the ice is greater or closer to 7 cm, you can cross the frozen surface by truck.
However, if we do not know the general state of an icy well, of an icy pool or in the worst case, of a lake, it is not necessary to take risks and you should take the pictures of the site from the shore.
If you dare to venture into the interior and the ice layer is not thick enough to support your weight, daring will cost you dearly.Rescuers recommend that people and their pets stay away from these areas, although the frozen water floor seems safe, as it is very easy for an accident to occur.