Pet husky stuck in a half-frozen lake is saved after ‘holding onto’ a life buoy

A husky has been rescued by Chinese firefighters after it got stuck in the middle of a half-frozen lake at a park in Beijing.

The canine accidentally fell into the freezing water while being walked by its pet owner on Saturday when the temperature dropped to minus eight degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Chinese capital.

Footage shows the helpless animal clinging onto the ice edge before being pulled to safety by officers with a rope attached to a life buoy.

The canine accidentally fell into the freezing water while being walked by its pet owner on Saturday when the temperature dropped to minus eight degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Chinese capital. The husky was rescued by local firefighters

The canine accidentally fell into the freezing water while being walked by its pet owner on Saturday when the temperature dropped to minus eight degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Chinese capital. The husky was rescued by local firefighters

The incident occurred on Saturday morning when the Chinese woman (pictured) was walking her husky at a local park in Beijing, according to the Fangshan Fire Brigade in Beijing

The incident occurred on Saturday morning when the Chinese woman (pictured) was walking her husky at a local park in Beijing, according to the Fangshan Fire Brigade in Beijing

The incident occurred on Saturday morning when the Chinese woman was walking her husky at a local park in Beijing, according to a social media post by the Beijing Fangshan Fire Brigade.

She called the authorities for help after the pet accidentally fell into a man-made lake which had been partially frozen in the sub-zero weather.

On December 26, the lowest temperature in Beijing reached minus eight degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

In the footage released by the fire brigade, the dog can be seen stuck in the middle of the reservoir, helplessly clinging onto the ice edge with half of its body sinking in the freezing water.

Footage shows the helpless animal clinging onto the ice edge before being pulled to safety by officers with a rope attached to a life buoy at a park in Beijing in the morning of December 26

Footage shows the helpless animal clinging onto the ice edge before being pulled to safety by officers with a rope attached to a life buoy at a park in Beijing in the morning of December 26

After considering the depth of the water, the officers decided to save the animal by throwing a life buoy, strapped to a rope, towards the husky instead of directly walking into the lake

After considering the depth of the water, the officers decided to save the animal by throwing a life buoy, strapped to a rope, towards the husky instead of directly walking into the lake

After considering the depth of the water, the officers decided to save the animal by throwing a life buoy, strapped to a rope, towards the husky instead of directly walking into the lake.

With its owner’s guidance, the husky grabbed the ring buoy as one of the rescuers slowly pulled it towards the ground.

Another firefighter can be seen squatting down and reaching for the canine, bringing it to safety. The animal appeared to be unscathed.

The authorities later revealed the incident in a social media post, warning pet owners to walk their dogs on leash and with extra caution during winter.

With its owner’s guidance, the husky grabbed the ring buoy as one of the rescuers slowly pulled it towards the ground. The animal appeared to be unscathed after being rescued

With its owner’s guidance, the husky grabbed the ring buoy as one of the rescuers slowly pulled it towards the ground. The animal appeared to be unscathed after being rescued

Earlier this month, a golden retriever in China went through a similar ordeal after it fell into a lake in Bole, Xinjiang.

Body camera footage shows the policemen dashing across the park as they rushed to the animal’s rescue.

The canine was finally freed and returned to its owner after its saviours pulled it out of the freezing water by grabbing its paw.

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