Dog avoids drown­ing thanks to po­lice ac­tion

Metro Canada (Vancouver) - - NEWS | VANCOUVER - WANYEE LI/METRO

A dog is safe af­ter fall­ing into the still partly frozen Lost La­goon in Stan­ley Park thanks to the quick think­ing of a Van­cou­ver po­lice of­fi­cer.

res­i­dents called po­lice af­ter the dog chased a ball into the chilly wa­ter Fri­day af­ter­noon, ac­cord­ing to a writ­ten state­ment by Van­cou­ver po­lice. The of­fi­cers who ar­rived on the scene saw that the dog was strug­gling to stay above wa­ter, and one of them, Const. Colenutt, made his way to the dog with a res­cue line.

Photos posted on Twit­ter show the of­fi­cer in the pond, mak­ing his way to shore with the dog. Another photo shows him walk­ing across the snow to a po­lice car in bare feet and a short-sleeved shirt.

“The dog and our of­fi­cer were both pretty chilly, but thank­fully okay,” Van­cou­ver po­lice tweeted Satur­day.

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