A Vancouver police officer is being called a hero after saving a dog that had fallen through a frozen lagoon.
The amazing rescue occurred Friday afternoon in the city’s famed Stanley Park, where police were called after a dog chased a ball (not a bird as first posted on Twitter) onto the ice and plunged into the water of Lost Lagoon.
Paul Marquis tweeted photos of the rescue about “Vancouver’s finest” jumping into actions.
The officer, later identified as Constable Peter Colenutt, removed a few items of clothing before taking one end of a rope and making his way into the chilly water.
“Rescuing a drowning dog chased a bird into Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park,” he wrote.
— Paul E. Marquis (@RiskManagerCa) February 11, 2017
Thanks for sharing these photos, Paul! The dog and our officer were both pretty chilly, but thankfully okay. https://t.co/iwJFHBFNUQ
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) February 11, 2017
Even the police chief waded in with congratulations.
— Adam Palmer (@ChiefPalmer) February 12, 2017
Naturally, people on social media lapped it up.
An officer AND a gentleman! This Vancouver cop dove into Lost Lagoon to save a dog that fell through the thin ice. (dog & hero ok!) pic.twitter.com/4R9HEOa6p8
— CTV Darcy (@darcynews) February 12, 2017
— Junebug (@95sewap) February 12, 2017
— Chelsea Ashton (@LanceMaggie) February 12, 2017
— Chris Pudel (@CPudel) February 12, 2017
Photos Paul E. Marquis/Twitter