01/08/2013

Video: Police and fire crews rescue dog from ice

Using special cold water suits, a sled, and a long rod, they were able to grab the dog's harness and pull him out

By PoliceOne Staff

WATERFORD, Mich. — Police and fire crews rescued a yellow lab after it fell through the ice in a canal out walking with its owner Saturday morning. 

Shelley York Rose said the dog, Sawyer ran off after some swans when she suddenly heard him yelping. 

According to the Oakland Press, Rose waited less than ten minutes before fire and police crews arrived.

The three firefighters — Jeff Jones, Josh Dorman and Don Lyons — along with Officer Chris Fritz worked as a team to rescue the dog, Rose said.

Using special cold water suits, a sled, and a long rod, they were able to grab his harness and pull him out, according to the article.

Rose called the rescuers “amazing,” and, “so kind and professional. They had (the process) down to a science.”

Police and fire officials noted this is an example of how the two departments work together at a scene.

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