Ottawa Firefighters Rescued 2 People Who Tried To Save Their Dog From An Ice Shelf (VIDEOS)

Jack the dog was also brought back to safety!

Images of the Ottawa Fire Services rescue mission.
Toronto Associate Editor

Images of the Ottawa Fire Services rescue mission.

Firefighters in Ottawa saved two people who tried to rescue their own beloved pet from the middle of a strong current on Monday — and it was all caught on camera.

According to a series of tweets from Ottawa Fire Services, firefighters attended a call to rescue two people who had fallen through the ice on the Rideau River when they tried to go after their dog in the Manotick area on March 21.

The dog — whom firefighters identified as Jack — had dashed out onto the ice shelf and slipped off into the water, which is why Jack's owners tried to spring to his rescue.

When firefighters arrived at the scene at 5:01 p.m., the two people were still conscious but needed to be rescued as the current was too strong for them to be able to pull themselves up to safety. Their dog also needed to be rescued but had made it back up onto the ice shelf.

By 5:15 p.m., firefighters were able to safely bring both of the dog's owners back to shore.

According to Ottawa Fire Services, one of the adults wasn't able to walk after being submerged in the cold water.

Now all they had left to save was Jack the dog, but the ice shelf he was sitting on had broken free and was swiftly moving downstream in the current, which was especially strong as the Watson's Mill Dam had opened up recently.

The team of firefighters made their way down the water in a yellow boat, where they were able to help Jack and bring the dog back safely to his owners on shore.

Alex Arsenych
Toronto Associate Editor