An 11-year-old boy had a lucky escape after he fell into a frozen pond in Jefferson, Texas, on February 17 and was spotted by a passing dog walker who rushed for help.
Caitlyn Thomas, a senior at Jefferson High School, was out with her dog when she spotted the child in the icy pond.
Thomas said she knocked on doors of houses, looking for people to help, but found nobody home. She also called 911 but could not explain her location to the dispatcher. With time running out, she called her grandfather Randy for help.
Randy attached a rope to his truck, and waded into the freezing water to rescue the boy. Credit: Caitlyn Thomas via Storyful