8 Dec, 2021 @ 11:15
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WATCH: Guardia Civil officers strip off and wade in to save dog from frozen lake in northern Spain

Dog Saved From Frozen Lake
Dog Saved From Frozen Lake in huesca by Guardia Civil. Photo: screenshot from guardia civil

TWO officers from the Guardia Civil braved freezing temperatures to rescue a golden retriever after it fell through ice at a frozen lake in Huesca in northern Spain.

The brave officers stripped off to their underpants and waded into the icy waters to save the pet after its owner called for help when the dog became trapped in the ice and unable to return to shore.

One used a large stick to break up the ice to reach the dog and create a channel back to shore.

The lake is located just outside Jaca in the foothills of the Pyrenees in Spain’s northeastern region of Aragon which has been hit by freezing temperatures as a cold front sweeps across the northern half of the peninsula.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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