Members of the U.S. Coast Guard ice rescue team took action Tuesday after spotting a dog jump into the icy waters near Frankfort, Michigan.
Petty Officer Tim Putnam told ABC News that the crew happened to see through a window the Labrador jump into Lake Betsie.
They immediately rushed to put their dry suits on to launch a rescue mission, he added.
The difficult rescue was captured on video and shows two members of the Coast Guard in the cold waters retrieving the dog who they later discovered was named Bailey.
"Yeah boys! Good job!" the cameraman said in the video as Bailey was wrapped in a blanket.
The dog was transported to an animal shelter where she was examined.
[sharequote align="center"]"The doctor said was she very fortunate to be alive and OK, because she didn't have much time."[/sharequote]
"The doctor said was she very fortunate to be alive and OK, because she didn't have much time," Putnam told ABC News.
The owner later reunited with Bailey.
"The owner saw her dog early in the morning, and then it was just gone," Putnam told ABC News. "We discovered the dog traveled over eight miles to the lake."
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