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They warned pet owners to be cautious around icy ponds.

Image source: Unified Fire Authority Facebook

A Utah firefighter rescued a dog who had fallen into an icy pond Monday, and a bystander caught the moment the dog emerged from the water on video.

Great rescue by our Herriman crews of a dog that got stuck in an icy pond. The owner reports that the dog had chased...

Posted by Unified Fire Authority on Monday, January 4, 2016

Unified Fire Authority Capt. Brian Anderton told Salt Lake City’s KSL-TV that the dog, Tucker, chased some ducks over the ice and fell in because the pond had not frozen solid in the middle.

The dog’s owner attempted to rescue the dog using a rope but called authorities after he failed to do so. Firefighters told KSL that you should never attempt to rescue a person or animal who has fallen into the water from thin ice and instead call 911. They also encouraged dog owners to keep their pets on a leash around icy ponds and other potentially dangerous areas.

Tucker was in the water for about 15 minutes before he was recused, and firefighters told KSL that a person would not have lasted that long.

According to a Unified Fire Authority Facebook post, Tucker is home and doing well.

Tucker's family reports that he is home and no worse for the wear.

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Unified Fire Authority on Monday, January 4, 2016

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