Good News: Sublette County Heroes Save Dog Who Fell Through Ice on Lake

The Sublette County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and a local search and rescue team saved a dog who had fell into a frozen lake.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

April 02, 20201 min read

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A dog fell through some ice on Fremont Lake just outside of Pinedale on Monday.

Authorities were notified and the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming Highway Patrol and Tip Top Search and Rescue responded to save the dog.

According to the sheriff’s office, the dog was about 40 yards offshore and holding onto the edge of the ice in a hole approximately 10 feet across.

The sheriff’s office reported that the dog had been in the water approximately 30 minutes.

Sublette County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Morgan approached with caution and was able to crawl across the ice to the dog. He was then able to successfully pull the dog safely out of the water without incident.

“The dog was very happy to be free from the cold water and was returned to its owner who was anxiously awaiting on shore,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter