Crews from Longton and Newcastle were called to Longton Lake off Queens Park Avenue in Dresden at 11.30am this morning to rescue a German Shepherd which had fallen through the ice.
Crews used an inflatable walkway to reach the two year old dog and pull her to safety. Station Manager, Glynn Luznyj said: “The dog was quite distressed and had been in the water for almost twenty minutes. Crews used the inflatable walkway to safely reach the dog before putting harnesses around her and guiding her onto the walkway so she could be led to safety.
“Thankfully none of the members of the public who witnessed the incident had attempted to rescue the dog themselves and had remained a safe distance away from the ice to await our arrival which was the appropriate thing to do.
“We’d also like to once again remind owners to keep their dogs on leads around water and ice.”
Crews left the scene at 12.15pm after reuniting the dog with her owner.
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Another fine rescue by Staffordshire Fire Station