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Owner saves his dog from icy pond

Owner saves his dog from icy pond

A 93-year-old Rutland man died Saturday afternoon after he tried to rescue his dog, which was stuck in the ice on Leffert's Pond off Wildcat Road.

Duncan McIver and Cosmo eventually made it safely to shore.

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After seeing Cosmo break through the ice in St. Albert, Alta., McIver didn't hesitate in jumping into the half-frozen pond. The whole ordeal was captured by a TV crew who was in the area to report on a story about ice safety.

When asked by CTV reporter Angela Jung why he risked his own life to pull off the rescue, Mr McIver said that was never a concern. "It wouldn't be too much of a life if I had to watch my dog drown".

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But, after a few second of struggle, he again managed to push his dog out of the water and to pull himself out of the water.

"It's a split-second thing", he told CTV Edmonton.

Earlier this month, firefighters rescued a youth who wandered onto thin ice in Ted Hole Park.

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