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.
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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