Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
Research | By Elizabeth Houston

Man filmed leaping into frozen lake to save his canine companion

Man filmed leaping into frozen lake to save his canine companion

One Canada man showed just how strong when he jumped into a freezing pond to save his dog.

Cosmo broke free from Mr McIver and ran out onto a frozen lake when the ice gave way below him and he plunged into the icy water.

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A witness told police that he went out onto the ice to rescue his dog and was unable to get out of the water.

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CTV was originally at the park for a story on ice safety when the dog rescue unfolded in front of the reporter's eyes. "It wouldn't be too much of a life if I had to watch my dog drown".

St. Albert officials said there has been an increase in ice-related rescues, according to CTV.

In the video, you can see the ice breaking under Mciver's weight as his dog struggles to keep its head above the frigid water. The best advice would be to stay away from areas of thin ice.

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