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    A dog-owner risked his life by plunging into a frozen lake to save his pet.
    Walkers were stunned to see the man dive into the water, despite repeated warnings for him not to.
    He had been shouting at his black cocker spaniel 'Jarvis' to come back to the shore after it ran onto the ice chasing ducks.


    Taking the plunge: The man swims towards his struggling dog


    Rescue mission: The icy waters are no deterrent for this dog-lover

    The dog became trapped in water which had not frozen over in the centre of the lake.
    After five minutes of frantic doggy paddling, the dog was struggling to keep his head above the surface and was not able to climb back on to the ice.
    His owner quickly removed some of his clothes, despite the sub-zero temperatures, and stepped off the bank, smashing the ice as he went neck-deep into water.
    Both emerged shivering from the cold but the owner simply shook himself dry and calmly walked away.


    It's a bit brisk: A group of nosey swans and ducks look on


    All's well that ends well: The dog owner and his pet reach the shore

    University lecturer Julie Brown, 46, captured the drama at Alkrington Woods in Middleton, Greater Manchester on New Year's Day and described the man as being as 'cool as a cucumber'.
    'The dog was struggling and started going under. It was very traumatic and people were screaming. My daughter was petrified,' she said.
    'I don't know who he is but I'd like to congratulate him for being so brave.'



    Public spectacle: A crowd of onlookers take pictures of the man's dramatic rescue

    Alkrington Angling Club's Lee Fairbrother said the rescuer was 'lucky to come out alive'.
    He said: 'The water may be shallow, but under that you have five-foot of silt which can pull you under like quicksand.'
    A fire service spokesman said: 'We advise people not to let their dog run on ice. They can end up in very dangerous circumstances.'

    Pictured: Dog owner risks his life by plunging into icy pond to rescue his pet | Mail Online

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    I don't know too many dog owners that wouldn't do that.
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    for gods sake, it's not that cold in britain. I'm sure the water was freezing but not THAT cold.
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    I'd do the same thing.

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    i wouldnt even walk my dog near ice. i hear about this happening all the time. with that being said, i'd jump in after the dog in a heart beat.
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    My dad had a german shepherd that disappeared for days..he looked and looked.. well once the snow melted on the pond.. and the ice thawed some, he found his dog. He was probably walking on the ice and fell through. That was a horrible day for my dad, he had to pull him out to bury him.
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    ^^^What a sad story. Anyway, I'd do the same thing without thinking twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelpMeRhonda View Post
    My dad had a german shepherd that disappeared for days..he looked and looked.. well once the snow melted on the pond.. and the ice thawed some, he found his dog. He was probably walking on the ice and fell through. That was a horrible day for my dad, he had to pull him out to bury him.

    That's such an awful story Rhonda. I'm so sorry to hear what happened. I can't imagine how your dad must have felt when he found his dog, poor thing.

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    I'm so sorry to hear that, Rhonda, that is so sad.

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    oh, i'm so glad this story has a happy ending. but, it's hitting kind of close to home...my uncle very recently lost his dog to an icy river.

    i'm so sorry to hear about your father's dog, rondette. that's so sad.
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    The dog would do the same for his master.
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    So sorry to hear about both your dog's Rhonda and Ang...I couldn't imagine that!

    I would definitely jump in the water for my dog and I know he would do the same for me. When my brother and I rough-house sometimes, my beagle is always waiting on the sidelines to make sure I'm ok!
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