Firefighters rescue a dog from an icy pond in Indiana

Firefighter in Indiana and Chiquita the dog
@Deepizzaguy (13111)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
February 3, 2018 6:38pm CST
Thanks to the quick thinking on two maintenance employees at a nursing home in Crown Point Indiana, a mixed Labrador Retriever named Chiquita was rescued by a firefighter this morning. Keith Boersma answered the emergency call to retrieve a female dog who fell into an icy pond that could not get out on her own power. Boersma then put on his winter uniform to enter the pond and rescue the female dog before she would have expired due to the cold and wet conditions in the pond. After the rescue mission was finished, Chiquita was taken to a local animal hospital where she reunited with her owner who was looking for his lost dog. The grateful owner of Chiquita rewarded the firefighters at the fire station by buying them a pizza as a way of giving thanks to the firefighters for rescuing his dog.
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@maezee (32281)
• United States
4 Feb
I love these kind of stories. Here our firefighters love pets as well and always try to rescue them during building fires and likewise.
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@Deepizzaguy (13111)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
4 Feb
That is why firefighters are real heroes to risk their lives to assist people in need.
@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb
Glad to hear they were able to rescue her.
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@Deepizzaguy (13111)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
4 Feb
That is true since these type of heroic stories do not always make the nationwide news.
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• Philippines
5 Feb
nice at least t here are still good hearted people left in the world
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@Deepizzaguy (13111)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Feb
That is true that the firefighters did save a dog from dying from the cold in the pond.
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• Philippines
6 Feb
@Deepizzaguy maybe he is a dog lover too
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@Deepizzaguy (13111)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Feb
@Strawberry18 You may be right.
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@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Feb
I'm so glad that Chiquita didn't die, in the ice cold pond! Thank God, those firefighters rescued her:)
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@Deepizzaguy (13111)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
4 Feb
Me too since she had one person who saved her from dying in a pond today.
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@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Feb
@Deepizzaguy After a very short while, she would have drowned.
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@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Feb
@Deepizzaguy Yes, hypothermia would have killed her, for sure.
@JohnRoberts (57206)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Feb
Another lucky dog saved from the deep.
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@Mshafeeq (1569)
• Bangalore, India
4 Feb
Wow that's great nice work. Appreciate the good work.
@mandala100 (43571)
• Hong Kong
4 Feb
@Deepizzaguy That's cool my friend! May your tribe increase Keith Boearsma!