Try BlazeTV for Free
US

Members of the Coast Guard Spotted Something in the Icy Waters That Had Them Immediately Jumping In

Image source: YouTube / U.S. Coast Guard

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.

Image source: YouTube / U.S. Coast Guard

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.

Image source: YouTube / U.S. Coast Guard

Image source: YouTube / U.S. Coast Guard

"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."

Follow Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) on Twitter

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Sponsored content
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.