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On February 11th, in Streator, Illinois, 11-year old golden retriever Macy was on a walk in the park with her owner when all of a sudden, she seemingly vanished.

Macy’s owner, Tom Price, was finishing their outing when suddenly, she was nowhere in sight.

“Tom was at park with Macy, they were done with their walk and Macy never wants to leave,” Tom’s wife, Liz recounted. “He said he was sitting in his car waiting for her and wasn’t watching her for a couple minutes, and he looked up and she was gone.”

She added, “Tom had seen a car go through park while he was sitting there that looked like my vehicle and thought maybe she had ran after the car and that someone took her, because there was not enough time for her to disappear.”

Tom could not find Macy and notified Streator Animal Control, who posted a Facebook BOLO for the pup. The next day, a chocolate lab, Wrigley, found Macy in the sinkhole and alerted his owner. Firefighters arrived and saved Macy from the icy hole.

A video captured the touching moment when Macy was finally saved.

The video shows the firefighters using a rope harness to save Macy from the five-foot hole before bringing her up to safety, and then she runs toward her owners. A Facebook post reported that Macy did not suffer any serious injuries during her night in the freezing water.

Streator Animal Control posted a picture of a muddy Macy warming up in her owner’s car. The group noted that the park is built on mines, and authorities warned to stay clear of Marilla Park until it is cleared.

In a separate post, SAC, shouted out the hero dog, Wrigley, writing, “Wrigley very easily also could have fallen into the sinkhole, but luckily everything worked out!”

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