Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Control room operators received a call to a dog stuck in ice in Deadwater Valley, Bordon.
Adrian Whittle was walking Border Collie Max, 7, when Max ran round a corner and fell into the ice. Mr Whittle, aware of the dangers of entering the water himself, dialled 999 and requested assistance from the fire service.
Aware of the distress the owner was suffering Buster Brown, Animal Rescue Specialist for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service telephoned Mr Whittle to assure him that help was on its way and to ensure Mr Whittle did not endanger his own life.
Firefighters from Bordon attended the scene and immediately requested the attendance of the Multi Role Vehicle, which carries an inflatable Ice Path that could be used to reach the stranded animal. In the meantime crews attempted to attract the dogs attention.
Animal Rescue Specialist Buster Brown explained: “The [...]
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