Young man risks his life to save dog from drowning in frozen lake

Seeing a dog struggling in a frozen lake, a jogger did not hesitate to dive into very cold water to rescue him. Despite his courageous gesture, the young man does not consider himself a hero. Thanks to him, the canine could be returned safe and sound to its family.

Last weekend, 2 friends who were running passed near a frozen lake in Pontefract , West Yorkshire County (England), when they saw movement there .

One of them, who goes by the name of Darcy Bell , decided to retrace his steps to see what was going on. It was there that he realized that a dog was in danger of drowning in it . He had fallen into the lake, the surface of which was covered with a thin layer of ice, and could no longer regain the shore .

Its owners, who took it for a walk, helplessly witnessed the animal’s distress. Other passers-by had stopped, but the canine was too far away for them to intervene.

Darcy Bell , 31, then dived to save him . After joining the dog, he helped him get back to dry land by pushing him, as reported by the Daily Mirror .

The scene was filmed by a resident, Paula Town , who later posted the video on Facebook .

Read also: A mother films an adorable sequence in which her baby laughs when she sees their dog trying to catch bubbles

He also suggests the installation of safety barriers around the lake to prevent this type of incident from happening again.


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