Footage of dog being rescued from frozen creek will thaw your ice cold heart


2017 is in dire need of heartwarming tales, so here’s one about a dog that fell into a frozen creek and was successfully rescued by a team of firefighters.

Last week, Denis Pilon, a fire chief at Swift Current Fire Department in Canada, shared a video on Facebook of several firefighters and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police rescuing someone’s pet dog. 

“STAY OFF THE ICE!!” Pilon wrote, explaining that the dog wandered onto the ice and fell through after its owners let him run off-leash. 

To bring the dog back to shore the team secured one of the firefighters with a rope and sent him out onto the frozen water. The ice was so thin that the firefighter also fell through, but thanks to the rope he was able to recover the dog and pull it to safety. Read more…

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The new expansion comes with 135 new cards and a new type of hero cards that replace the player’s hero and Hero Power. Moreover, Knights of the Frozen Throne brings a new Lifesteal mechanic, already known to many players since it’s a standard ability for some creature cards.

Players …

Blizzard announces new Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion

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Knights of the Frozen Throne will make its debut on all compatible platforms in August, as no specific release date has been announced yet.

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