Hero cop pull stranded dog from icy Erie Canal

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A brave police officer risked his life responding to reports of a stranded dog in the frozen Erie Canal.

Sgt. Travis Gray of Ogden, New York, police moved from where the dog was trapped in the ice and saved the fate of an animal, to attract for safety.

“I ran on the canal path that runs along and could see the dog down in the water. I called for the fire brigade, but could tell that this dog is not too much left in, so I decided to see if I could grab it,” Gray said.

He had his body camera turned on and recorded the shocking experience shows the Shepherd-Rottweiler mix up to the neck in icy water. Animal control officials told Fox News that the dog was probably in the turbulent waters for about 15-20 minutes before Grey responded.

Gray told Fox News the dog can be in the waters even more to say: “It had broken at least 100 meters of ice to try and get out.”

Hunching down on his hands and knees in the darkness, Gray used a flashlight to look for the pooch and crawled to him on the fragile ice. The whole harrowing rescue, which took place at about 2 pm on Monday, lasted less than two minutes.

The pet could hear panting and moaning in the video, as Gray, he said, “Hold on buddy, hold on.”


Describe the dog stands, Gray has expressed his concerns about the pup: “as It was crying, the ears were covered with ice. I decided to do it, I couldn’t wait.”

The risky retrieval was shared on the police department’s social media pages.

Ogden Animal Control Officer John Eeckhout told Fox News, “Emts were treating the dog, wrapped it in several blankets. It is very good, but was very cold and weak when pulled from the water, listless, like a large iceball.”


A neighbor called 911 after hearing the dog crying.

Local fire and EMS officials took the dog in the care, the treatment for hypothermia. The puppy was taken to Ogden Animal Control and reunited with his owners the next day, after a voice mail with the pound report is missing.

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