Wyoming woman found dead after falling through ice while trying to rescue her dog

A Wyoming woman who tried to rescue her dog after it fell into the ice of a pond, saved the pet but drowned in the process.

Tracy Cashman, 38, took her dog on a walk Saturday but was reported missing when she didn’t return home, according to a Wyoming Department of Public Safety release.

Cashman’s family said she often walked the golden doodle at Battjes Park, an area near her home.

Around 9 p.m., Cashman’s dog returned to the house without her — prompting the family to search for her in the park before calling authorities for help.

Investigators discovered her body in the pond early Sunday. Firefighters attempted to perform a cold water rescue but it was too late — Cashman was already deceased.

The initial investigation indicated that Cashman “accidentally” fell through the ice while she was trying to rescue her dog.

“If the dog was struggling, she would save that dog,” Cashman’s mother, Rhonda Moore told ABC 13. “Whether it was her dog, somebody else’s dog, a child — it would be instinct. She would just do it.”

Cahsman, who was a mother of three, was also an employee for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools.

“Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” the school district said in a Facebook post.

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