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A weekend tragedy was averted when a firefighter came to the rescue of a dog trapped in an icy pond.

The heroic rescue happened Saturday afternoon at Sterne Park in Littleton. An adventurous dog wandered out onto the ice of a frozen pond and fell into the icy water, unable to get out.

There were some people on the shore who wisely chose not to attempt a rescue but called 911 for help. The emergency response came quickly from South Metro Fire Rescue. A firefighter, tethered safely to someone on shore, was able to maneuver across the ice and into the icy water and then help the dog get back on to the ice and back to safety.

The rescued dog was cold and tired, but otherwise seemed fine thanks to the efforts of those on the shore who called for help, and for the efforts of firefighters responding to the call. We are so glad this story has a happy ending.


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