Dog rescued from an icy pond in Kentucky after quick-thinking neighbour pulls out her kayak
A pet dog on a walk with it’s owners in Kentucky, fell into a frozen pond and they jumped in to save her.
The rescue was all filmed from a rescue helicopter and shows the trio being pulled from an icy stretch of water in Lyndon.
The area was experiencing lows of around -25C so emergency workers had to act quickly.
They were helped by a neighbour of the couple, Nicole Young, who used her kayak on the water. She was filmed as she paddled out to get the dog, who is called Lady.
The animal is seen floundering in the water with both paws on the ice to keep her head above the surface.
When she spots the kayak, she immediately swims over and attempts to jump aboard.
Lady rescued by neighbour in a kayak from a frozen lake
Nicole drags Lady on to the watercraft before making her way back to shore. The rope attached to her kayak, allowed rescue workers to pull her and Lady into shore more quickly.
The incident took place around 5pm as the sun was just beginning to set.
It’s thought Lady was in the water for almost 20 minutes – after she was pulled to dry land, she was wrapped in blankets and taken to a vet. First people on the scene said that the woman couldn’t stop talking about her dog Lady as she was loaded into the ambulance.
At that time Lady was still trying to get herself out of the pond. After the man and woman were safe from harm, rescuers turned their attention to the dog.
Recalling her dramatic capturing, Young said “I just paddled over to the dog”. When lady put her paws up on the kayak, Young grabbed her by the collar and got her up on the front of the boat.
It’s thought Lady was in the water for almost 20 minutes. After she was pulled to dry land, she was bundled up in blankets and taken to a vet and has made a full recovery.
Watch the amazing rescue below
With thanks to Sadie Whitelocks. See the full story at Daily Mail.