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Dog Trapped On Icy River Slides To Safety When The Coast Guard Arrives.

Coast Guard Rescues dog from frozen river

There really is such a thing as being “in the right place, at the right time.”

A dog with a distinctive black spot covering one eye found herself in a bit of a predicament on New Year’s Eve. Somehow, she became stuck on ice in the middle of a frozen river in Detroit, Michigan. Just when all seemed lost, a Coast Guard boat appeared just in the nick of time!

The Coast Guard was out on a routine patrol when they spotted the animal struggling to stay afloat in the icy water. While they don’t usually launch rescue missions for animals, since they happened to be there at the time, they decided to help the poor pup in her hour of need.

They hurried to work out a plan and, in no time, began their risky rescue mission to save this adorable dog.

Petty Officer Cole Harper donned a dry suit as he carefully crawled across the thin ice toward the terrified animal. Once he reached the dog, he wrapped his arms around her and held on tightly while his team pulled them both back across the ice, towards the waiting boat.

“The dog was welcoming and pretty grateful from what I heard,” Coast Guard spokesperson Ensign Adeeb Ahmad reported. “And pretty happy.”

Coast Guard officers warmed the dog up before delivering her to Detroit Animal Care and Control. She’ll be evaluated by a veterinarian, checked for a microchip, and potentially adopted if no one steps forward to claim her. In fact, she may already have a home lined up!

“One of the crew members said he told his wife that if no one claims the dog, he’d like to adopt it,” said Ensign.

We’re so glad that the Coast Guard happened to be patrolling that particular spot in the river that day! Let’s hope this is a sign that this dog’s luck is about to change in a very big way.

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