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When His Dog Fell Through The Ice, He Didn’t Hesitate To Jump In

by Amy Drew

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The icy clutches of a Canadian lake didn’t keep an Alberta man from jumping into the freezing water to save his dog after it fell through the ice.

“As soon as the ice broke, I just went right in…I think most people would do the same for their dog,” Duncan McIver told CTV.


Interestingly, a TV crew had been on hand to shoot a story on the dangers of thin ice when stocky Cosmo took his polar-bear plunge. McIver jumped in to the rescue and they climbed to a concrete strip. Heading in toward shore, the ice broke again but they made it — wet, freezing, but safe.