DEARBORN COUNTY, In. (FOX19) - A pup owes her life to rescue crews from Aurora Thursday after she fell into an icy lake.
Crews responded to the 11600 block of Gatch Hill Road around 6 p.m. on reports of an animal that had fallen through the ice in a lake.
Sally the dog was found paddling in water near at the center of a 15-ft. deep lake located on a hill. The lake, as Aurora Fire Rescue’s Chris Bowling describes it, was located on a hill.
It was also covered in ice, but for the small opening where Sally had fallen through.
Firefighters were able to secure a nearby paddle boat and quickly “chop their way” to Sally, according to Bowling.
“Initially Sally was confused,” Bowling said. “But [she] was able to be hoisted into the boat and returned to shore.”
Sally is currently with her owners and is expected to make a full recovery, Bowling says.
Aurora Fire Rescue, Aurora Emergency Rescue and Dearborn County Water Rescue were all involved in the rescue.
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