Firefighters Rescue Dog From Icy River in Michigan

A dog in Alpena, Michigan, is lucky to be alive after falling into an icy river on January 8.

Footage released by Alpena City Firefighters L623 shows crew members rescuing the dog.

According to the Facebook post, one firefighter – secured safely by ropes – was able to break a path through the ice to get out to the dog.

“Just before he got to the dog, it gave out a crying-type howl and as soon as he grabbed it, it went completely limp from exhaustion,” the Facebook post said. “Whether human or not, the Alpena City Fire Department cares for them all as if they were our family.” Credit: Alpena City Firefighters L623 via Storyful