Maries County deputies rescue dog from island in frozen pond

2 years 3 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, January 31 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:02:00 PM CST January 31, 2018 in Top Stories
By: Steve Lambson, News Content Manager
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman Facebook page.

BELLE - A dog is safe and recovering after a rescue effort by Maries County deputies and a dive team Tuesday night.

According to the Maries County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, deputies and members of the the Mid-Missouri Sheriff's Dive Team went to a home off County Road 315, and found a dog on an island in the middle of a frozen pond. They said the dog appeared to be "wet, cold and exhausted."

Divers got into the pond and broke a path through the ice to get to the island, and were able to bring the dog back to land safely.

The post said the dog is expected to make a full recovery.

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