A young man in Oklahoma died on Saturday while trying to save his dog, who fell through thin ice on a pond. According to News Channel 6, the man, identified as 22-year-old Tanner Shorter, had been out duck hunting with a group of friends in Stephens County when the tragedy took place.
Shorter’s dog ran onto the thin ice to retrieve a bird and apparently fell through the ice – Shorter immediately tried to rescue his companion, but died in the process. In a fundraiser set up for the young man, Shorter is described as a fun-loving man who loved life – the GoFundMe tribute continues:
Tanner was an avid sportsman who loved all sports from football to hunting. His coaches describe him as one of the toughest kids they have ever coached. Above all his classmates describe Tanner as a gentleman… A stand up guy that was admired by all.
According to KSWO, a memorial has already been held for Shorter. There is no official word on the fate of the dog that Shorter died trying to save. Find the memorial fundraiser for Tanner Shorter’s family at this link.