Spanish police officers swam through a frozen lake Tuesday to save a dog trapped in the icy water.
The two officers from Spain's Guardia Civil in the city of Jaca stripped their clothing down to their waists and waded through the frozen body of water in order to rescue a dog, according to Reuters.
RESCUERS SAVE PUPPY KIDNAPPED BY MONKEY FOR THREE DAYS
Around 11 a.m., the Guardia Civil received a tip that a dog had fallen into the frozen reservoir in Aragon, Spain, according to a Twitter post from the law enforcement agency.
One of the officers can be seen in the video footage swimming through the ice chunks with a wooden stick while the other officer can be seen wading in and helping to lead the dog to safety.
Recibido aviso, sobre las 11'00 de la mañana, en el puesto de Jaca de la @guardiacivil, de la caída de un perro en una zona de embalse, la patrulla de Canfranc se mete al agua para llevar a cabo el rescate pic.twitter.com/nf7FC2XnXw— Guardia Civil 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) December 7, 2021
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"Absolute marvel of Guardia Civil. Thanks from my heart," Spanish author Rosa Montero tweeted. Others, such as Spanish author Esteban Navarro and former Minister of Culture and Tourism Marta Rivera, also praised the officers for the rescue.
Maravilla absoluta de Guardia Civil. Gracias de corazón https://t.co/XgIGjXGk9W— Rosa Montero (@BrunaHusky) December 8, 2021
The dog had been stranded in the frozen waters for hours by the time the officers came to the rescue, according to police.