Firefighter falls into frozen pond during dog rescue

The rescue near the Oaklyn Library in Evansville was caught on camera by resident Randy Brown.

By Ben Hooper
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EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An Indiana man recording a firefighter's attempt to rescue a dog from a frozen pond captured the moment the rescuer plunged into the water.

Randy Brown of Evansville was recording the rescue attempt Saturday near the Oaklyn Library when a firefighter from the Evansville Fire Department crawled out on the ice and ended up falling through while trying to reach the dog.


The firefighter was able to reach the canine and lift it to safety. The video shows the dog stop on the ice and look back to make sure its rescuer was following.

Brown said the dog was in the water for about 25 minutes and was checked out by a veterinarian following its ordeal.

The firefighter did not appear to be injured.

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