Police Rescue A Dog That Was Stuck In A Frozen Lake For Five Days

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

Many animals that have had close calls with frozen lakes in the winter months have been saved by caring rescuers.

We’ve seen a big group of firefighters in upstate New York work tirelessly to save two horses stuck in a local pond, and ones in Massachusetts do the same for a dog that fell through ice as her owner watched in horror.

Below, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office came to the rescue of a dog named Sadie trapped in the Deer Creek Reservoir in Utah for five long days after wandering off from her home. Search and rescue volunteer Toby Norton scooped the struggling pooch up while cruising on the ice in a small airboat.

Rescuers made several prior attempts to save the dog, but she was too terrified to comply.

“When a dog is in an unfamiliar situation like this, it can be very difficult to ‘capture’ it. In these kinds of circumstances, a dog will often run from even the owners with whom it is most familiar,” the Utah County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. “So it wasn’t until the dog broke through the ice and could no longer run away that the SAR volunteers were able to pull it into the airboat.”

Watch below and please SHARE if you’re glad this pooch was saved and is doing well!

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