Would you risk your life and crawl across thin ice to save your dog? No question about it, when a dog owner in Chingford, Essex, was seen crawling across melting ice at Connaught Water to rescue her pet. A woman, on a walk with her family witnessed the entire scary and very dangerous situation.
According to the Metro, the unnamed dog owner was spotted by Alice Wardill and her husband Peter and their son on January 27 when they had been out for a walk. Wardill often photographs nature on her walks, but this time was very different. The family heard a woman yell “No Freddie” as a dog dressed in a bright red sweater ran out into the melting ice when he soon fell in. And then they watched the woman get on her knees and crawl to rescue her dog.
“The dog was flailing around, but she pulled him by his collar and crawled back to safety,” stated Alice. “She was very brave and it was Freddie’s lucky day she got him so quickly. It was so cold he would have died if she hadn’t rescued him.”
By the time the fire department arrived, Freddie and the woman had already rushed back to their car and were gone.
As with any dangerous situation, authorities warn people about risking their own lives. Call emergency services, dial 911 and wait for professionals to help. While it is wonderful that this woman was able to save Freddie, the end results could have been tragic – for both of them. And another great reason – to keep your dog on a leash when out in the park.
What do you think?
(Photos of woman crawls across thin ice to save her dog screenshots via Alice Wardell and the Metro)
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