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First responders rescue dog from icy pond in Tulsa

Posted at 11:18 AM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 13:47:07-05

TULSA -- First responders worked to rescue a dog from a frozen pond on Wednesday morning. It happened near 31st and Mingo.

The Tulsa Fire Department responded to a dog stranded on ice in Mingo Creek, 3157 South 93rd East Ave around 10:45am. 

A fire officer driving by the creek saw the dog and called in the rescue task force.

They deployed their Rapid Deployment Craft they use for ice rescues.

Two firefighters dressed in thermal suits maneuvered it out to the dog.

The dog was very responsive and got on the boat.

The craft was pulled to shore and the dog was turned over to an animal control officer that was on the scene.

The dog was taken to a warm place to recover.

Firefighters say they don’t know how long the dog was on the ice.

Officials say that weather was the number one danger today that anytime there’s an ice rescue there’s a danger of breaking through.

Since the dog was only stranded and not in immediate danger, there was no reason to rush.

They took proper precaution and took their time.


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