Two firefighters in dry suits pushed an ice rescue sled over about 10 feet of hip-deep water and 10 feet of ice to reach Duke, who was shivering and occasionally whining.
After trying to free the tail with water and a crowbar-like Haligan tool, firefighter Brandon Fleury broke the ice around Duke's tail with a mallet while firefighter Ben Jares held onto the dog by his collar.
They got the shivering animal onto the sled and were hauled back to shore by seven other firefighters who had arrived.
It took four firefighters - one just to hold up the tail with the large chunk of ice attached - to lift the 118-pound dog into a waiting golf cart.
Duke was OK after the staff at an animal hospital removed the ice. Link -via Arbroath
(image credit: Casey Riffe/Gazette)