A dog that had stranded itself on a frozen river was saved by a rescue team in Michigan. The dog was left alone on thin ice on the Detroit River.

Local station MLive uploaded a video of the rescue. The rescue took place north of downtown Detroit, at Belle Isle State Park. Detroit Animal Care and Control officers tried to rescue the loose dog when it swam away to an island on the river.

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Source: MLive/YouTube

Luckily, the Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) Team was able to assist. They’re the only team that’s equipped to handle a water rescue! The team was able to bring the dog to safety.

“It’s okay big guy,” one rescue crew member says in the video. According to MLive, the dog was taken to Michigan Humane Mackey Center for Animal Care for treatment for hypothermia.

Read more rescue stories in One Green Planet, including this dog that was reduced from an irrigation pipe. 

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