Footage released by the Lewiston Police Department shows Officer John Smith racing to rescue a dog that fell into the icy water of a partially frozen lake.
The dog, a 10-month-old Labrador “was trapped in the water about 50 yards from shore,” the department said.
“Without hesitation [Smith] removed his equipment and went in after him, bringing him safely back to land and reuniting him with his owner.”
“By the way we gave him a 6 out of 10 on the landing in the beginning, but a 10 out of 10 for the rescue,” they added.
The owner of the dog sent an email to Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte to express their gratitude. The police department posted the message on their Facebook page.
Check out the daring rescue by Officer John Smith in the video below:
Just a few months back, officer Jon Smith was lauded for his heroic efforts in pulling a woman to safety from her burning home.
In October, Officer Smith told 2 On Your Side he was nearby when he heard dispatch respond to a call that fire broke out on Swann Road around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the Town of Lewiston.
“I was able to get there and probably about a minute, maybe less than a minute, when I arrived on scene, I witnessed a garage and the back rear of the house fully engulfed in flames,” Smith recalled.
The house belongs to an elderly couple whose daughter, Stacey, lives next door. Stacey says her husband saw the flames and immediately called 911 for help.
That's when Officer Smith arrived, and the two men tried to enter the front door to help.
“There were multiple people outside the home when I got there. I immediately questioned if there were any more people inside of the home, which they replied that there was at least one inside the house,” Smith says.
The elderly woman was inside apparently looking for her husband, who Smith said already made it our safely.
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