By: Nick Beres

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Would you take a polar plunge to save a beloved pet? In this case, it happened in a frozen backyard swimming pool.

“You can see him go in right here,” said Jennie Tatum.

During last week’s winter storms we saw our fair share of cold water rescues. Some, sadly, with deadly results. But there was one very close call in Murfreesboro that came with a very happy ending.

Backyard security video shows her dog Sid is running around the ice-covered swimming pool when he takes a dive.

That’s when Tatum, his owner, watching nearby runs to the rescue. She starts breaking through the two-inch-thick ice and then jumps into the pool looking for Sid, but can’t find him.

“It was pure adrenaline. I was not thinking about being cold,” said Tatum.

So, she gets out hoping for a better look across the pool.

“I knew he went in there, so I get up and see him from above,” she said.

Tatum again jumps back into the freezing water and this time pulls the now barely-conscious dog out of the pool.

“He’s about 50 pounds,” said Tatum. “All I could think about was to get him into the house and to get him warm.”

Sid was submerged for more than a 60 seconds.




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