Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Watch: Drama as dog rescued from frozen river in Romania

Photo: A dramatic scene ensued after a dog which had been trapped in a frozen river for hours was rescued by villagers in Romania.

Photo: A dramatic scene ensued after a dog which had been trapped in a frozen river for hours was rescued by villagers in Romania.

Local people teamed up with firemen in rural Romania to free a lost dog that became trapped in a frozen river in a dangerous four-hour rescue operation.

The dog was reported as a missing pet for several weeks before being found on January 9, 2019, trapped in the frozen Somes river, close to the village of Petresti, near Dej in northern Romania.

 

A local man together with his brother-in-law spotted the dog in distress and tried to row out on the frozen river to rescue it, but were stopped and one nearly drowned after their boat was holed by the ice.

They then contacted the Fire Department in the city of Dej who freed the dog with shovels and another boat after it had spent at least four hours stuck in the icy water.

The dog then escaped from the firemen and continued on its journey. 

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