Firefighters rescue dog from Orland Park pond

January 13, 2012 9:58:30 AM PST
The cold weather contributed to a close call for a family pet in south suburban Orland Park.

Rescuers pulled a small dog from a pond at 156th and Lakeside Thursday.

Fire officials say the dog was stuck in the middle of a pond in mud and about one foot of water surrounded by ice.

They believe the dog walked onto the iced pond and it broke.

Wearing ice rescue suits, firefighters broke through the inch-thick ice and one reached the stranded dog and brought it safely to dry land.