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Family Rescues Dog Stuck in Frozen Quebec Lake

A Miami-based family rescued a dog from a frozen lake in Lac Beauport, Quebec, on December 30, after discovering it had fallen through the thin ice moments before.

Speaking to Storyful, Alfonso De Anda said that his family was walking around the lake when they noticed the dog run outside of its house to play with his kids. After the pup ran away, his wife noticed paw prints and followed them down to the lake, where they spotted the pup in the water.

In the video, De Anda’s wife is seen attempting to reach the struggling canine with a large stick before pulling it from the water by its legs. His kids are overheard cheering in the background, elated that ‘Snowball,’ as they call him, was safely rescued.

De Anda said that they then returned the dog to its owners, who were “very thankful” to see their two-year-old pup was safe and not injured. Credit: Alfonso De Anda via Storyful

Video transcript

- [CRYING]

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- He's in there.

- Snowball!

- I need to.

- Snowball!

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

I'm not going to let you go.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Papi, please be careful. Papi, please! You're on the ice. You're on the freaking ice. Papi, be careful.

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPANISH]

- Papi!

- Snowball.

- Snowball, get up.

- Snowball, come here.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- He's drowning. He's drowning.

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [SPANISH]

- Please be careful. Be careful. Be careful. Be careful.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Come. Come.

- Come on. Come on, Snowball.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Snowball, Snowball, Snowball, Snowball. Snowball.

- Snowball, please. Give me your paw.

[SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Is someone calling the owners? Is somebody calling the owners?

- Snowball, [SPEAKING SPANISH].

- Snowball!

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Snowball, please.

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [INAUDIBLE]!

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Give me your paw! Give me your paw.

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [INAUDIBLE], you're going to fall down. You're going to fall down.

- Come on.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- I knew this would happen.

- Come on!

- [YELLS WITH EFFORT]

- Yes!

- Snowball!

- We did it! We did it. We did it. We did it. We did it.

- Grab him. Pick him up. Pick him up.

- Come on. Come on. It's not done. It's not done. It's not done.

- So intense.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- You shouldn't be laughing. This is actually serious.

- Warm-- we have to give him like a bath or something--

- Yeah, I know, but [INAUDIBLE].

- --a warm bath.

- They're like, ah!

- We have to put him in like a warm tub.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- Take it to his owners'.

- Snowball.

- He needs to go up there.

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- [INAUDIBLE] so Snowball doesn't get hurt.

- Snowball got freezed in there.

- [INAUDIBLE] going to believe it.

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

ALFONSO DE ANDA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

- OK. Papi, be careful.

- Hello.

- [SPANISH]

- He's in there.

- Up. Please--