A blind dog had to be rescued from the cold waters of Lake Ontario in Canada after falling off a ferry dock.
Inge, 11, took a tumble into the water off the Wolfe Island ferry dock.
Owner Jim Argo had been in a line of cars waiting to board the ferry when he let the female Samoyed out to relieve herself.
According to Rex Features, speaking to local media, Jim said: "I stepped out to give her a chance to go pee. She went behind the fence and she had finished her pee and then all of a sudden she just took a step forward and she was in the water."
A horrified Jim rushed over and spotted that Inge, in her confusion, was swimming in the wrong direction away from the dock.
Bystanders attempted to fish her out using a rescue pole with a loop on the end but were unsuccessful.
It was then that firefighters arrived having received a false call that a person was in the water.
Firefighter Claude Duval donned a specialised ice water rescue suit and went into the lake to hold onto Inge while his colleagues came up with a plan.
A ladder was initially lowered down but Inge was too heavy for Claude to lift so an improvised stretcher was lowered down on a rope so that she could be strapped to it.
Inge was eventually freed from the water and given a brisk rub down by a very relieved Jim.
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