Hero cop saves dog from drowning in frozen lagoon in Stanley Park

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.

Vancouver Police office offer gets ready for action to rescue a dog in distress. Paul Marquis/Twitter

“Rescuing a drowning dog chased a bird into Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park,” he wrote.

Watching heroics in action as cop saves dog in Vancouver. Paul Marquis/Twiiter

Even the police chief waded in with congratulations.

Naturally, people on social media lapped it up.

Photos Paul E. Marquis/Twitter

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