Firefighters rescue dog from frozen lake

Golden retriever was trapped in an ice hole about 100 yards from shore

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Firefighters in the USA saved the life of a dog which had fallen in icy water through a crack in the frozen surface of Lake Michigan, USA, on December 28.

This was the 1,000th time that the White Lake Fire Authority's alarm had rung in 2016, after a call warning them of the animal in distress.

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The firefighters assisted the Muskegon County Animal Control in rescuing the dog which got trapped in the ice hole about 100 yards (91.44 m) from shore and was unable to move, the White Lake Fire Authority said.



Video taken by the Whitehall Police Department Chief, Roger D. Squiers, shows firefighters equipped with ice rescue suits coming to the animal's aid as they retrieve it from the hole and bring it safely back to shore.

According to White Lake Fire Authority's Facebook page, the animal was then turned over to MCAC to be given advanced care and reunited with its owners.

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