Ben West was out for a snowy stroll in the park when disaster struck. Luckily, there was a good Samaritan nearby who came to the rescue.
West had been taking his dog for a walk in Eastern Vancouver at Trout Lake when another dog wandered onto the frozen surface. Suddenly, the meandering pup fell through the ice and into the lake. As pedestrians panicked and tried to call the dog and coax him to crawl back out of the water, one woman simply started breaking the ice with her hands and making her way out to the struggling canine.
In full winter garb that became soaked and heavy, she finally reached the animal in waist-deep water. She then pulled the pup back towards the shore through the watery path that she had just created.Onlookers had already called paramedics to the scene where they were waiting with warm blankets.
West said he wasn't able to catch the woman's name, but she was reportedly remarkably calm throughout the whole incident. The dog, after being toweled off, was back to playing with the other pups at the park without any signs of injury or stress from the life-threatening accident.