Firefighters were able to rescue a dog that fell through the ice on a pond after its owner unsuccessfully tried rescuing their pet Friday morning in Libertyville.
The Libertyville Fire Department responded around 10:45 a.m. Friday to 856 Technology Way in Libertyville for a water rescue.
Firefighters arrived and saw a dog that broke through the ice in the middle of a retention pond.
The owner of the dog attempted a rescue prior to the fire department arriving.
The owner was advised by a bystander to not go on the ice, fire officials said.
Firefighters acted quickly and put on appropriate water rescue exposure suits, fire officials said.
They then entered the water to rescue the dog. Firefighters had to break the ice as they advanced toward the dog.
Firefighters reached the dog and secured it before pulling it back to shore.
The dog was evaluated and found to be hypothermic and very weak.
Crews transported the dog to Premier Veterinary Group in Grayslake for further evaluation.
Fire officials said the dog and owner are doing well.