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Firefighters slide on the ice to rescue trapped dog

Posted at 2:04 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 08:34:12-05

Several Wisconsin firefighters put their ice rescue training to the test, rescuing a German shepherd that fell through the ice covering a pond near its home.

Argyle Fire Chief David Soper slid on the ice to reach eight-month-old Pepper and calm him down. Soper and another firefighter in protective suits broke some of the ice and tumbled into the cold water before getting a grip on the dog to lift him out.

The rescue happened Saturday in Blanchardville.

Soper says Pepper's owners did the right thing by calling the fire department and not trying to rescue the dog themselves.