Skip to Main

West Michigan Firefighters Rescue Dog From Grand River

West Michigan firefighters use their ice rescue training skills to save a dog that fell through the ice.

It happened Thursday on the Grand River.

Oscar the dog was with a dog-sitter and off his leash when he spotted some ducks and geese and tried to chase them.

He fell through the ice about 50 yards offshore.

When the fire department got there, he had been treading water for almost half an hour.

But first they had to decide whether it was safe to perform the rescue.

Oscar is on his way to a full recovery.