The Spanish Meteorological Agency forecast heavy snowfalls and high winds in parts of northern Spain. Unfortunately, a dog had been stuck in the reservoir in Canfranc, in Aragon, eastern Spain, for ‘a long time’ before police were called. Two brave cops in the province of Huesca went far beyond the call of duty when they plunged into an icy, frozen lake to rescue a dog that fallen in and was at risk of drowning.
When the two officers arrived, they found the dog who was very tired. The dog was unable to escape. The heroic cops took off their uniforms and stripped to their waists before wading into a frozen reservoir and dragging the stricken pet to safety. One used a large tree branch to break the thick ice that had formed on the surface of the lake and reach the dog which had already been stuck for hours. He and a colleague then managed to free up a path for the dog to swim back to safety before all three climbed out onto the shoreline.
A brave and heartwarming moment
The video has gone viral on social media since being posted. “We were really worried about poor dog as he had been stuck in the ice for about an hour in the freezing cold water” said one of the officers. They were brilliant in putting a contingency rescue plan in place – and it paid off as they brought the dog to safety. Watch the video posted by the force and shared online captured the rescue mission in all its glory.
Following the incident, the officers warned owners to keep their dogs away from frozen ponds, lakes or rivers which can pose a danger, and make sure their paws do not get impacted with snow.