Drone Captures Dramatic Rescue of Dog Drowning in Icy Lake

Watch how a man risks his own life to rescue a dog from a frozen lake, struggling to stay alive.

Scottish photographer Roger Cruickshank was using his drone to capture the amazing sunset over Loch Morlich when he accidentally captured the rescue of small dog. The pet stepped onto the frozen lake chasing after a ball and fell through thin ice. The dog almost drown but a heroic man risked his own life to rescue the pooch.

 
 
Dog struggling in the middle of lake. Photo credit: Daily Record/Roger Cruickshank
Dog struggling in the middle of lake. Photo credit: Daily Record/Roger Cruickshank

 
 

Cruickshank told the Daily Record the pet owner tossed the ball into the icy lake and the dog ran right after it. Unfortunately, as soon as he caught the ball the frozen surface cracked and the dog fell in.

“We really thought the dog was going to drown and people started to scream, ” said the photographer. “I kept the drone overhead to ensure I could help by knowing exactly where the dog was when a man decided to wade out by breaking through the ice and going to get him.”

 
 
Good Smaritan risking hi own life to rescue the dog. Photo credit: Daily Record/Roger Cruickshank
Good Smaritan risking hi own life to rescue the dog. Photo credit: Daily Record/Roger Cruickshank

 
 

The video shows how the man struggled to enter the water, but after a few minutes he managed to reach the struggling dog and fetch him out of the water.

 
 
Rescue is a success! Photo credit: Daily Record/Roger Cruickshank
Rescue is a success! Photo credit: Daily Record/Roger Cruickshank

 
 

It is important to note that both hero rescuer and dog are extremely lucky to have survived. Authorities say people should not attempt such rescues. It is best to call authorities for help and let professionals take care of the situation. This event could have easily ended the man’s and dog’s life, but luckily both are doing very well today.

 
 
 
 

7 thoughts on “Drone Captures Dramatic Rescue of Dog Drowning in Icy Lake

  1. Irresponsible owners ๐Ÿ™ I have seen this happen on Loch Garten too, throwing huge sticks for their dogs onto the frozen Loch ๐Ÿ™ Grrrrrrr!

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