Fox - Duncan McIver was at a park in St. Albert, Alberta on Saturday when his pup, Cosmo, broke through the ice.
McIver didn’t hesitate to jump in the frigid water to save Cosmo.
Video shows McIvor break through the ice and make his way toward Cosmo, as the freezing pooch struggles to keep his head above water.
Luckily, McIvor was able to reach Cosmo and return him to safety on a strip of concrete near the shore.
“It’s a split second thing,” McIver told CTV Edmonton. “You’re not just going to let him die, right?”
“As soon as the ice broke, I just went right in,” he added. “I think most people would do the same for their dogs.”
First things first because we are all thinking 2 things:
1) Haven’t a clue how the dog got into that situation to begin with. Have to assume it’s a Canada thing where you can be standing anywhere and next thing you know, you fall through ice. Because any dog owner worth his salt isn’t playing loose and free with ice like that.
2) Why were the people just standing there filming him? Probably because what can you do when people are falling through thin ice? You gotta just film and hope for a miraculous outcome, which they thankfully got. It’s not like they have ropes just hanging around to pull the dog and guy out with. And anyone else steps and falls through the ice, everyone could end up like Leo in Titanic.
So with those two questions answered, shout out to this guy for saving his dog:
Didn’t even hesitate, just jumped straight into the pond, put his dog’s life before his own, and lifted Cosmo to safety. It’s simply awesome.