Firefighter jumps into freezing water for dog rescue

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Florida firefighter is being hailed as a hero after jumping into freezing water to rescue a dog trapped under a dock.

The Midway Fire Department said Cale Secondine was part of the crew that responded to call for assistance from a resident whose dog, Daisy, was stuck under a dock in freezing water.


"We spotted the dog and shone the light on her," Secondine told the Pensacola News Journal. "She was stuck in between two boards underneath the dock. Her head was just barely above the water."

Secondine jumped into the water to help the canine.

"It was cold," he said. "I had to catch my breath."

The firefighter and dog were able to reach the shore, where they were greeted with blankets.

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