Spain: Topless police wade into a frozen lake to rescue a dog

The officers exceeded the call of duty (Image: Reuters)

Two Spanish police officers passed the call of duty to rescue a dog in freezing temperatures.

The heroic policemen stripped off their uniforms and went topless before wading into a frozen reservoir and dragging the sick pet to safety.

One person used a large tree branch to break the thick layer of ice on the lake and approached the dog that had been trapped for hours.

He and a colleague then tried to create a path for the dog to swim back to safety before the three climbed to the shore.

An officer used a tree branch to break the ice and went to the dog (Image: Reuters)
They managed to clear the way for the pet to swim to safety (Image: Reuters)
Two officers pulled the dog out (Image: Reuters)

Video posted and shared by authorities online captures the rescue mission in all its glory.

The dog was trapped in a reservoir in Canfranc, in Aragon, eastern Spain, ‘for a long time’ before police were called around 11am on Tuesday, the force said.

The Spanish Meteorological Agency forecast heavy snowfall and high winds in the northern regions of Spain on Wednesday.

To avoid congestion on roads, traffic authorities are advising people to return early after a five-day break that ends on Wednesday.

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Huynh Nguyen

Huynh Nguyen is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Huynh joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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