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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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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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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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hotmessfornow January 28 2014 at 8:58 PM

Very humble men.

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Lynni January 28 2014 at 8:54 PM

Yep, I would have helped had I been on hand. I love all animals, even my giant Madagascan Hissing Roaches. Thank God these two gentlemen felt as I do. Thank you, guys, you are soooo special and soooo brave. Lynni

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jupiter121348 January 28 2014 at 9:41 PM

Russ, you rock. There need to be more people like you in this world!

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plambchopper January 28 2014 at 8:55 PM

God bless the men who rescued Duke! Hero's for sure! God bless Duke too!

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xraybeanhd883 January 28 2014 at 10:01 PM

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

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DAD January 28 2014 at 9:40 PM

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Shawn January 28 2014 at 9:21 PM

Such a Blessing to hear of some good news for a change, especially like this.

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ansland January 28 2014 at 8:43 PM

I'm with Suzi (suzitulips)...Thanks so much guys. Annie from Indie

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