When most people come face to face with an emergency situation, they immediately call the police, and then whip out their phones and begin filming, which is exactly what one Russian man did when he saw a dog fall through the thin ice of a pond.
Yet as Alexander Levashov filmed, an unknown hero, who was shirtless and shoeless, saw the struggling dog and knew there wasn’t enough time to wait for first responders. Instead, he sprinted onto the ice that wasn’t thick enough to hold a dog’s weight, nevermind his, and got to work rescuing the freezing dog.
To keep the ice from breaking more, the man got down and laid down on his bare chest and tried to reach around and grab the dog’s neck. Unfortunately, the dog was petrified and began biting his rescuer and barking, but even after getting bitten in the hand, the rescuer persisted and managed to pull the animal out by the neck.
Both the dog and his hero ran to safety and shortly after, first responders showed up and treated the man’s bite and miraculously the dog was uninjured after his brush with death.
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment this man risks his life to rescue a dog trapped in a frozen lake.
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[Featured image: Youtube/Alexander Levashov]