When Larry Trammel's dog, "Brownie," chased a duck onto thin ice covering a fishing pond near Felicity, Ohio, he immediately saw that she was in trouble.
According to Sunday's KPHO News, the tell-tale sounds of cracking ice, followed by Brownie's own pitiful cries for help, confirmed the precarious position the nine-year-old dog had gotten herself into.
Brownie was too heavy for the ice and had fallen through.
Knowing that the ice would not support him, but wanting his dog to be saved, Trammel called 911 and pleaded for help.
Shortly thereafter, members of the Felicity Fire Department arrived to save Brownie.
Danny Redden, one of the Felicity firefighters, ventured out onto the frozen lake with a rescue basket and a rope. It did not take long for the thin ice to give way and Redden's entire body fell into the frigid water.
He continued on, swimming towards Brownie.
Moments later, the stranded dog was hoisted onto the rescue basket and other firefighters pulled Brownie and her heroic rescuer back to shore.
Brownie's owner wrapped her in blankets and she warmed up by the fire and her hero for the day, Danny Redden, recuperated in a medic unit.
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