Fire crews from Longton and Newcastle were called to Queens Park in Longton yesterday to rescue a German Shepherd which had fallen through the ice covering the lake.
Crews arrived at around 1130 to carry out the rescue operation using an inflatable walkway to reach the two year old dog and pull her to safety.
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.
Pictures provided by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service