Some people care more about the lives of animals than they do about their own safety. Reading these inspiring stories of people’s courage never fails to inspire us. Every now and again, we learn about several situations that highlight human bravery.
To save a puppy caught in the frigid water, two Spanish police officers went above and beyond the call of duty by swimming into a frozen lake.
In order to go into the frozen body of water and save a dog, Guardia Civil policemen from Spain’s city of Jaca took off their uniforms and undressed to their waists, according to Reuters.
It was not simple to rescue the dog who was stranded. The reservoir in which the dog was trapped was completely frozen. To reach the helpless animal, the cops had to swim through shards of ice. Strong winds and heavy snow are common in the region.
In order to reach the dog, the officers had to strip to their waists. They dragged the dog to shore and swam back. Before they learned of the situation in the morning, the police officers claimed that the dog had been in the water for a considerable amount of time.
On Tuesday, the dog had been trapped in the reservoir in Canfranc, Aragon, eastern Spain, for hours.In the video, one of the police can be seen using a wooden stick for swimming through the ice chunks, and the other officer can be seen diving in to support him.
The cop is holding a wood stick and swimming towards the dog [image Credits: natureknows]
The dog eventually managed to swim back to safety thanks to him and a colleague, and the three of them climbed out onto the coast.The rescue operation was captured on video that the force released online. The police were praised for their kind gesture.
“The Guardia Civil is just amazing. I sincerely appreciate it, “Rosa Montero, a Spanish author, tweeted.
Maravilla absoluta de Guardia Civil. Gracias de corazón https://t.co/XgIGjXGk9W
— Rosa Montero (@BrunaHusky) December 8, 2021
Others, including former Minister of Culture and Tourism Marta Rivera and Spanish author Esteban Navarro, praised the officers for the rescue.
— Marta Rivera 🇪🇸 (@CiudadanaMartaR) December 7, 2021
Hace tres años, haciendo una ruta de senderismo por Canfranc, con mi hijo, nos cruzamos a una patrulla de la Guardia Civil que acababan de encontrar un perro perdido y se lo llevaban al cuartel para localizar a los dueños. https://t.co/X4dfenJqnj
— Esteban Navarro (@EstebanNavarroS) December 8, 2021
Bravo to the two officers for their extraordinary efforts in saving the dog.
The dog’s origin, whether it belonged to a person or was a stray, and its next destination are unknown. However, the puppy is now protected from the icy water due to the cops who risked the weather to save it. He might have simply walked on the ice before it cracked, causing him to fall under. Additionally, it is unclear from where it has been taken.
To rush into the icy water without thinking and save the animal takes a lot of courage. Not a coward would do such a thing. I appreciate the police’ quick action in saving the dog’s life.Thank you to these cops for enduring the freeze to save this dog—we can only imagine how chilly that water was!
Reading these types of stories makes me trust that humanity still exists. People are sacrificing their lives to save an animal’s life.
See the video below of the brave dog saved by the two policemen.