YAROSLAVL, Russia — One dog’s adventure went terribly wrong on Tuesday, when he found himself plummeting into icy cold water beneath the surface of the ice in the Volga River. It is unclear how the dog ended up on the thin ice in the first place, but if it wasn’t for a group of individuals in a boat nearby, this may have ended in tragedy. There are a number of things that could have happened to the canine if he wasn’t rescued on time like hypothermia, exhaustion and drowning.
Fortunately though, the boat reached him in time and the whole incredible rescue was caught on video as can be seen below. In the video, the dog demonstrates just how strong his will to live is, as he keeps his head above water anxiously waiting for help to arrive. The footage on Youtube, captures the rescue boat slowly approaching the dog through the sloshy ice. When the boat reaches the dog, a man hoists the grateful canine from the water, where he can be seen shaking from the cold. Thanks to the quick-thinking men aboard the boat, and the dog’s own determination, the dog lived to see another day. This incident acts as a reminder to just how dangerous frozen bodies of water are and that if you are walking your dog around these areas, always be sure to keep them on leash.