A dog named Dasher was safely returned to his owners after escaping and going into Bangs Lake in Wauconda. | Provided Photo

Firefighters and police officers helped reunite a dog with its family after the dog was found in the water on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Tuesday.

The Wauconda Fire District and Wauconda Police Department responded around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Bangs Lake.

Officials said they received a call for a dog that was in the water.

Firefighters conducted a brief search on the water and found the dog on the shoreline across the lake.

Following a “coordinated chase” with officers from the Wauconda Police Department, first responders were able to catch the dog.

The water temperature on Bangs Lake Tuesday was believed to be 30-40 degrees.

The dog, named Dasher, was reunited safely with its owner, according to the Wauconda Fire District.