Lethbridge Police Officer Helps Rescue Dogs & Owners From Freezing River

A Lethbridge Police officer had a busy day Wednesday rescuing some dogs and their owners from freezing water in the Oldman River.

A Lethbridge Police officer had a busy day Wednesday rescuing some dogs and their owners from freezing water. Just before noon (NOv. 29), police received reports of four dogs attacking a deer near the off-leash dog run at Peenaquim Park. The dogs had actually found an injured deer in the river and managed to break free from their owners and went after the animal. Both owners then went into the freezing water to get their dogs, however one was unable to cross the river and started to get swept away. The police officer was able to help get one of the dog owners to shore and then jumped into the river to rescue the other person. LPS say the owners and their dogs as well as the officer were all a little cold, but otherwise OK. Police note this could've ended much worse and advise people against going into freezing waters. No charges will be laid. - Pat Siedlecki

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