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Black Labrador Falls Into Frozen River So Woman Crawls Out To Rescue Him From Water

by Kat Manos
Kat Manos is an Associate Editor who loves arguing about indie rock, classic literature, and "Star Wars."

Every winter, I am so thankful I don’t live anywhere that’s cold enough for bodies of water to freeze over.

One river in northern England called the River Wansbeck in the county of Northumberland recently froze over and caused quite a scene when a black Labrador named Hardy fell through it.

Poor Hardy was out on a walk with his dog walker when he got a bit too adventurous in the cold and ended up in the water for nearly an hour.

RSPCA Inspector Jaqui Miller explained how Hardy got there: “He had been out walking with his dog walker when he had run into the river not realizing that the minus six degree weather we’ve had recently had frozen the water.

His dog walker told us he’s so used to paddling in the river and the sea that he just bounded off hoping for a little swim.”

Silly Hardy didn’t realize that winter is not the time for swimming! Luckily, Jaqui was part of the rescue team to get him out of there.

In the video below, you can see Hardy floating in the water through Jaqui’s helmet camera. I got so nervous when she got close to him and the ice cracked!

To see just how Hardy ends up out of that water, be sure to watch the video below and please SHARE this story on Facebook!

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