INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WISH) – Authorities say an Indianapolis teenager saved a family’s dog from a frozen pond.
It happened Thursday night on the south side, near Southport and Bluff roads.
Fire officials said Lazy, an 8-year-old poodle, wandered onto a pond around 7 p.m. They said she fell through the ice and was trying to hang on.
The dog’s owners called 911.
As they waited for emergency crews to show up, officials say a 15-year-old neighbor heard the commotion and came outside to help.
Officials say the teen used a paddle boat to go out onto the icy pond, wearing only a t-shirt, shorts and boots. He got the dog into the boat, but then got stuck on the water.
Officials say he spent over a half hour on the pond in the freezing cold before fire crews were able to pull the boat to shore using a rope.
The teen and the dog are expected to be ok.