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.

ice rescueFortunately, 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.