Two dogs got a little over-excited while chasing geese near Great Falls, Montana, and wound up plunging through the ice into the Missouri River. Firefighters from Great Falls Fire Rescue fished them out of the river and thawed them out in their ambulance. They were then taken to the City of Great Falls Animal Shelter.
Firefighters fished the two canines out of the water, and determined they were not injured, but were having trouble moving their legs due to exposure to the cold water.
"It was really cold out, so the water is just dripping off of them, turning into icicles," Great Falls Emergency Services EMT Emily Boortold KRTV. "We asked the Animal Control gal if her kennels were heated, and she said they're not, and we said, we have a heated ambulance and blankets, so we put them right up."
The Great Falls Police Department said the "feels like" temperature at the time of the rescue was -24 degrees.
A few years ago the same firemen rescued another dog stranded in a cold icy river: