RSPCA inspector braves ice in daring dog rescue

Nine-year-old black Labrador Hardy was rescued by an RSPCA inspector after he became trapped in the frozen River Wansbeck in Northumberland.

The dog was trapped in the freezing water for around half an hour, with its situation growing more perilous by the minute.

Luckily his rescuer was soon on the scene and Firefighters ensured the inspector was securely attached to a rope so they could easily pull her back in.

Thankfully, aside from a small cut on the paw, Hardy escaped from his ordeal unharmed.

See what happened in the video above.