Firefighters in North Fargo rescued an exhausted, frightened black labrador from the Red River Tuesday afternoon. A dog named Jake escaped his yard when the electronic underground fence meant to contain him malfunctioned. Jake somehow found his way to the Red River and went in for a swim, only to become trapped by ice lining the river banks.
The obviously shaken canine can be heard crying in the following helmet cam footage. Firefighters responded after receiving a call about the dog being stuck on the ice in the vicinity of the El Zagel Golf Course.
Assistant Fire Chief Larry Schuh noted that Jake was hanging on to the ice with his paws, but fading quickly. Firefighters wearing cold water rescue suits easily retrieved the dog and reunited him with his owner, who had been searching the area for him.[dcs_head top=”0″ color=”#666666″] [/dcs_head]
In a related story, Lincoln County, North Carolina rescue crews worked Wednesday to save a dog that became stranded on a dam amid fast-moving waters at the South Fork River. The dog was taken to a local vet for evaluation and treatment of a head injury and possible hypothermia, and is currently in the care of Lincoln County Animal Control.