Firefighters rescue dog from icy pond in Aurora

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AURORA, Ill. — An Aurora dog named Houdini didn’t live up to his namesake: he needed help getting out of a tough predicament.

The 100-pound golden retriever fell through thin ice on a pond behind his owner’s home. The owner quickly called for help.


Then, it was local firefighters to the rescue, using their cold-water immersion suits and an ice rescue sled to save the dog.

It took a while for him to warm-up, but he was expected to be OK.