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Dog rescued after five days stranded on the ice

By Ben Hooper
Dog rescued after five days stranded on the ice
A rescuer reaches out to rescue Sadie the dog from the ice. Screenshot: Utah County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

SPANISH FORK, Utah, March 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Utah said a dog that ran away from an unfamiliar house ended up stranded on the ice for five days before being rescued.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office, which posted video of the rescue to Facebook, said Sadie the dog was fished out of the icy waters of the Deer Creek Reservoir Friday, five days after she is believed to have stranded herself on the ice while running from her owner's cousin's house.

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The sheriff's office, which was called to the scene by the state Department of Natural Resources, said rescuers used an air boat to reach the dog and a volunteer lifted the canine to safety.

The sheriff's office said Sadie was returned to her owner and is "doing great."

Dog Rescue at Deer Creek Reservoir

The Utah County Sheriff's Office was asked to assist DNR in Wasatch County in rescuing a Dog on Deer Creek Reservoir that had been stuck on the ice since Monday (5 days). Hats off to volunteer Toby Norton for making the perfect grab. We love our volunteers with Utah County Search and Rescue! (and our Air Boat ha ha) Dog is doing great!!! Please visit our Facebook page for more video and photos.

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Posted by Utah County Sheriff's Office on Friday, March 4, 2016

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