Sheriff’s deputy pulls puppy from frozen pond in Butler County

He lassoed the German shepherd and pulled him to safety

A Butler County Sheriff’s deputy, trained with Emergency Response Services, rescued a puppy last week from a frozen pond in Liberty Twp., according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputy Evan Depew was on routine patrol in Liberty Twp. when the incident occurred. He used a throw bag to lasso the dog, a German shepherd, and pulled him to safety, according to Sheriff Richard K. Jones.

The puppy was chasing ducks on the pond and broke through the ice approximately 8 feet from the edge, according to the press release. The puppy was immediately wrapped in an emergency blanket and reunited with its owner.

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