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Men rescue pitbull from frozen lake

Men Rescue Pitbull From Frozen Lake

Some people are calling a pitbull named Duke the luckiest dog in Trenton, New Jersey.

'A pitbull stranded in the middle of the icy Delaware River rescued by two Good Samaritans after firefighters said it was too dangerous,' 'Fox & Friends' reports.

Duke had been missing for days when passersby in the neighborhood spotted the dog out on the icy river and called the fire department. Firefighters said the ice was not thick enough to walk on.

That's when a man named Russ Miller and another community member decided to make the trek to save the dog. The men had a kayak in tow just in case they fell through. But as Russ told KYW-TV, getting Duke off the ice wasn't easy.

'[He] definitely didn't come willingly. He didn't want to get in the kayak so we had to tie him down.'

After a checkup from the local animal shelter, Duke made it back home safely. As for Russ - he's remaining modest.

'That's cool, that's great, that's an unbelievable thing, but there's a lot more heroes than I am. That's for sure.'

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Jayme Talson January 29 2014 at 2:09 AM

Thank God those men were near by. Never have i heard of firemen claiming something was too risky to under take to save a life. Man or beast. For shame!

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mjbgrmh January 28 2014 at 11:30 PM

thank you for caring so darn much!

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dali456 January 28 2014 at 11:15 PM

Those lazy, useless firefighters should be given the Cowards of the year award!

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Kate January 28 2014 at 11:05 PM

Wow, as a former FF, I'm a bit ashamed of them. Thank the Gods for those braver men!

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DrawBySundown January 28 2014 at 10:57 PM

Hire Firefighters that can actually do the job! Can the lame ones.

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freinko January 28 2014 at 10:49 PM

So glad someone had the guts to save that dog. Probably made that family so happy. God Bless

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twisted8138 January 28 2014 at 10:39 PM

That man should replace the coward firefighter who was against saving the poor dog!

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twisted8138 January 28 2014 at 10:37 PM

So the Firefighters were not better equipped to save this dog, and here comes a civilian and makes a fool out of the Fire Dept. Priceless! Kudos to that man.

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Jgart95484 January 28 2014 at 10:33 PM

Thank heavens for people like these two men. They are wonderful and undoubtedly Heroes. Such a joy to know that Pitbull is fine and dandy to two guys who really went the extra mile for him. His owners must be so grateful. Thank you Russ Miller and the other community member for such a loving good deed.....XOXOXO!~!!!

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Sundancer January 28 2014 at 10:27 PM

Thank you, Wonderful Gentlemen!! May you be ever blessed!

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