A dog was quickly rescued by firefighters after falling into the icy North Saskatchewan River on Tuesday morning. The dog named Bella had been enjoying off-leash time at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in southern Edmonton, Alberta with her owner when she accidentally ran onto the ice and fell through.
Bella's owner called immediately for help and a rescue team of firefighters arrived and made their way across the ice to save Bella, who trying to keep her head out of the freezing water. Bella's owner watched anxiously on as rescuers successfully retrieved Bella and brought the frightened dog back to dry land.
Cpt. Terry Letcher with Edmonton Fire Rescue said, "It's part of the job, but you also feel good when something like this turns out this way. We see a lot of bad stuff on our job so when we get a happy event like this, it's quite good."
Live footage was taken during the rescue of Bella by Global TV News.