The protagonist of this story was Duncan McIver of Saint Alberta, Canada, and the damsel in distress was Cosmo, his English bulldog.
In scenes captured by a news crew who happened to be filming at the pond, Mr McIver pushes his dog out of the water, falling through the ice himself and at times nearly disappearing completely beneath the surface.
Upon seeing the man struggling to save his dog from the ice-covered pond, Jung and her crew immediately dialed 911.
Mr McIver manages to lift his canine friend out of the water and stand up on the ice, before collapsing through it once more.
'You're not just going to let him die, right?' A witness told police that he went out onto the ice to rescue his dog and was unable to get out of the water.
The pet owner, Duncan McIver, didn't think twice about saving his dog.
After his stint in the frozen lake Mr McIver warned others never to dive into icy waters, but said he didn't regret his decision. The best advice would be to stay away from areas of thin ice.