Raw Video: Mississippi River Ice Rescue

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A Minnesota dog wound up stranded yesterday when it wandered onto thin ice on the Mississippi river.

Fortunately, help was not far away. One would normally expect officers of the law to be seen hoisting a tired, scared canine to safety, but in this case, the heroes are local laborers: when they learned about the dog from an animal control officer, Lunda Construction contractors working on the Lowry Bridge in Minneapolis used a tug boat to break ice, make their way to the dog, and ultimately save it.

Chopper 5 had a bird in the area and followed the rescue in the following video. The dog was wearing a collar but was not microchiped. He was eventually turned over to Minneapolis Animal Control.

Raw video footage.

And lest you fret – do not. Beezer is home.

3 thoughts on “Raw Video: Mississippi River Ice Rescue”

  1. What a bunch of heros. I love that so many people went out of their way to help this poor dog. I hope that he either gets home or finds a good home soon. He has an adorable face. Good job to all who helped save this dog.

    • I am glad that Beezer got home. I think a microchip would be an excellent present for this dog. He got lucky but a microchip will make him a lot safer. Great news.


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