Firefighters rescue dog that fell into icy lake

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Emergency responders in Fairfax County, Virginia, saved a dog named Angel that slipped through thin ice into a freezing lake on February 17.

 

Footage from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Facebook page shows its crew inching closer to the perilous pooch as she barks in distress, just two paws preventing her from sliding beneath the ice.

 

From the Fairfax County Fire Department:

The 75-pound dog named Angel fell through thin ice on Lake Thoreau at 2004 Turtle Pond Drive in Reston.

Department members found Angel struggling to get out of the ice upon arrival. Crew members quickly donned ice commander suits and rescued Angel in under 10 minutes from receiving the call for help.

Angel was evaluated by the medics on the scene and was turned over to her owner with no injuries.

 

Video of Angel the Dog Rescued Today in Reston taken by Captain Schellhammer.

Additional Video of Dog Rescue in Reston taken by Firefighter Archie Fellows

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