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Dog Ran Across Frozen Lake And Fell In, Then His Brave Owner Rushed To His Rescue

A woman crawled across a frozen lake to rescue her beloved dog, Freddie, after he fell through the ice and became stuck.

Alice Wardill saw the woman in Connaught Water in Chingford, Essex, and began snapping photos of the rescue.

Alice Wardill/SWNS

Alice Wardill/SWNS

Wardill was at the lake while visiting her family when all of a sudden they heard the woman yell, “no Freddie!”

Alice Wardill/SWNS

Alice Wardill/SWNS

The dog ran onto the ice and fell through where it had melted. Wardill and her family didn’t think the dog would get out, but then they saw his owner crawling on the ice – first on her front and then on her knees.

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Alice Wardill/SWNS

Wardill was afraid to watch because she thought the woman would fall in.

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Alice Wardill/SWNS

The dog was flailing around, but his owner managed to grab his collar and drag him toward her as they both crawled back to safety.

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Alice Wardill/SWNS

It was so cold that the dog would have died from hypothermia or from drowning if his owner hadn’t been so brave to rescue him so quickly herself.

Alice Wardill/SWNS

Alice Wardill/SWNS

Wardill says by the time firefighters got there to help, the woman had already dried Freddie off, gotten in her car with Freddie and gone home.

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Alice Wardill/SWNS

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pig on her lap.