January 25, 2021

It's a Dog's Life (in Russia)



It's a Dog's Life (in Russia)
Don't worry, the dog is fine.  mirbelogorya.ru

One would rarely think that 5 years of experience winter swimming and a tour of duty with the Russian Air Force would provide many of the practical skills that a news reporter would need on a regular basis, but Alexander Sashnev of the Belgorod regional news agency Mir Belogoria proves that you can never be too prepared for your job. 

What should have just been a regular report about ducks wintering over in a city water reservoir quickly turned into a rescue mission when the T.V. crew was approached by a cry for help. Alongside the waterfowl of interest was a very cold dog struggling to escape from the ice. Sashnev knew exactly what he needed to do, and as you can see in this video, the reporter wastes no time stripping to his underwear and waddling across the ice to save the day. 

A kind bystander had their heated van at the ready to allow the dog a warm place to recover and thanks to Sashnev's extensive training, neither he nor the lucky pooch were harmed during the event. Maybe every dog does have its day. 

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