Dogs usually come back to shore when swimming, but why did this seven-month-old pup nearly drowned? The golden retriever, Lucy, ran into the icy Kalamalka lake to chase ducks.
It went further from the shore when the dog owners saw Lucy struggling in the water. Schellenberg went to a daring dive to save the family’s puppy.
What happened next?
Schellenberg grabbed the puppy in a football hold.
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Then, they both swam to the shore and the dog was able to recover. Gord Molendyk, spokesperson of Vernon police, warned people against saving a pet in the water.
Safety of the rescuer comes first. Lucy might have nearly drowned because it was still young. In typical circumstances, a dog swims on its own to the shore.