Vancouver Police Officer Jumps Into Frozen Water To Save Dog

Photo Courtesy: Paul E. Marquis/Twitter

Vancouver Police Officer Peter Colenutt is being commended by people on social media for rescuing a dog that had fallen through the ice at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.

On Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. PT, police were called by a resident who saw a dog chase a ball onto the thin ice and subsequently fall through. Police said it was a ball the dog chased, not a bird as reported by a Twitter user who took pictures.

When officers arrived, they saw the dog struggling to stay above the water.

twittervancouver“Concerned for the immediate well-being of the dog, one of our officers removed portions of his uniform, took hold of one end of a rescue rope, and with his co-workers holding the other end, he made his way to the dog,” wrote Const. Jason Doucette in an email to CBC News.

Although cold, both the dog and officer made it back to shore unhurt.

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