CHICAGO (CBS) — The Tinley Park Fire Department saved a dog that fell through the ice in a retention pond Tuesday morning, village officials say.

When firefighters arrived they saw the dog in a hole struggling to escape.

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Firefighter Steve Uthe crawled 15 feet across the ice to rescue the dog while other firefighters held him tethered to the shore.

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Uthe pulled the dog safely from the water, and it was returned to its owner.

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