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Summit County dog rescue caught on tape

4:28 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
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Jonah the dog broke free from its leash during a hike with its owners, the Vargas family from Frisco, to run after some ducks.

"He was running around and all of a sudden he just froze," Rod Vargas said. "I think he looked down and realized where he was."

When Jonah refused to move, the family called 911.

A Summit County deputy arrived with a dry suit and used a log to help coach Jonah towards him, and then carefully slid them both back towards shore.

Jonah doesn't appear to have suffered any ill effects from his time on the ice; however, the incident should serve as a warning to other pet owners.

"This time of year, you should assume that no ice is safe," Sheriff John Minor stated in a press release. "Keep your pet on a leash, and don't go out on the ice after your pet. Hypothermia can render you unconscious in less than 15 minutes."

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