Dramatic moment captured on video by Mr Karlsen's companion

A moment of pure terror must have flashed before Ove Karlsen’s eyes as he witnessed his dog crash through the ice of a Norwegian Lake. Sadly, falling through thin ice is an all too common occurrence in the winter months that can quickly lead to hypothermia or death for any animal or man. However, this didn’t stop Karlsen from strategically crawling across thin ice and jumping in to save his dog.

After only a few minutes, Karlsen was able to rescue his pup from the icy waters of the lake. Karlsen’s companion assisted him in rescuing the dog, while also filming the ordeal. The whimpers of the freezing dog are heartbreaking to hear but the heroism of this guardian is truly astonishing!

Karlsen, wearing what seems to be a wet suit, was able to crawl out on the thin ice before entering the water and carrying his dog as close to shore as he could get. At this point the dog is visibly exhausted but Karlsen keeps going, sliding his dog across the thin ice using a rope his companion was holding from shore. Working together they were able to get the dog back on dry land and into the arms of his guardian.

After the harrowing ordeal, the dog was taken to a vet where he was given the all clear and is safely back at home enjoying the warmth of his loving guardian.


Responses to "Man Crawls Over Ice To Save Struggling Dog (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great Man! Great Man!

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful story! That man truly loves his dog.

  3. Anonymous says:

    ok nail biting until the guy with camera misreads and keeps them...its like jumping in fire their skin is hurting and cant move frozen limbs....but we got to see how hard it is, cold water burns like fire!

  4. Anonymous says:

    ΜΠΡΑΒΟ ΤΟΥ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Unknown says:

    Thank you <3

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow - that was downright scary (for both of them). So glad they're okay.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is the true animal lover spirit. I like the label " GUARDIAN' much more than owner or master.

  8. Unknown says:

    Now that is what you call unconditional love right there.
    I have some hope now that there are humans that love their family pets.

  9. Anonymous says:

    A hero if there ever was, well done that man.

  10. Anonymous says:

    ~Smart having the rope on him! That water had to of been very very cold. Poor dog. So glad you got the dog in & you got out as well~

  11. This brave & caring man really DOES deserve a medal!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Brave doesn't describe this man he's huge heart and unconditional love for ova is what pushed him.I never seen such a beautiful story I cryed and normally I don't cry.Hes my hero thank you for being that special owner that you are.I wouldn't think twice to save my wolf and two dogs their my kids.Questions is would you? Wet sloppy kisses going out to ova.Animals were not ask to be born and were blessed to have them their unconditional love with asking nothing in return makes this crazy would a better place to be in.<3<3<3<3 To the family.

  14. Gabriele says:

    That's NOT a wet suit, it's a dry suit (you can see the valves).
    That way he didn't get wet at all.

  15. Anonymous says:

    What a brilliant man.

  16. Anonymous says:

    U think the guy behind the camera would of moved faster geez

  17. Anonymous says:

    Like really do you have a brain

  18. Anonymous says:

    Gabriele like really dos it matter.Do you have a brain

  19. Anonymous says:

    Fantastisch, goh wat een inspanning en wat een geluk dat je zo'n goede conditie hebt, held.

  20. Unknown says:

    God bless this wonderful hero

  21. Anonymous says:

    My hero!

  22. Unknown says:

    What a man truly have earned your wings thank you x

  23. Amazing rescue. The bond of man and a loyal companion.

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