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A Canadian TV news crew were filming a story about the dangers of thin ice at a partially frozen pond in Edmonton, Alberta when a local man and his dog accidentally drove their point home.
Duncan McIver’s dog, Cosmo, had plunged through the thin ice and into the frigid water below. Without hesitation, McIver dove in to save his best friend.
“It’s a split second thing, you’re not going to just let him die, right? As soon as the ice broke, I went right in. I don’t know, I think most people would do the same thing for their dogs,” McIver told KGO-TV.
Both McIver and Cosmo made it out of the freezing water, soaked and shivering, but alive with a valuable lesson learned.