Pooch rescued out of frozen pond with paddleboat by police
The Fraser Lake RCMP pulled a pooch from a pond on Thursday.
Police were called to the pond at 11:39am, and learned that the dog had been in the water for almost an hour and was in bad condition. The 911 caller was not able to get anyone else to assist so they finally called police.
When I arrived on scene, I could hear the dog whining for help and knew we didn’t have much time to react, but the biggest obstacle was; I had no idea how deep the water was. We could see the dog struggling and knew it would not be long before she would perish from exhaustion and exposure to the elements. One of my guys, Cst. Ray Dickenson, was already present and had obtained an old paddleboat and a Personal Flotation Device that was provided by the complainant. We tied a rope to the boat and Ray dragged it through the ice filled waters using a large ice pick to where the dog was. His timing was impeccable because it appeared as soon as Ray reached the dog, she didn’t have any more fight left in her. It seems like we as police offers deal with a lot of bad stuff so to have one of those feel good moments unfold in front of you, it’s just like winning the Grey Cup with the winning field goal in the last few seconds of the game.
-Fraser Lake Detachment Commander Sgt. Jason Slater
The six month old Burmese Mountain Dog was turned over to her guardians once on shore, as the owners were out of town.
Once back on shore, offers were able to turn Josie, a 6 month old Burmese Mountain Dog over to her guardians as the owners were out of town.