Watch this Sawmill Worker Swim through Frozen Waters to Save His Dog

This video is quickly going viral in Russia right now: a sawmill worker named Ivan was walking past a river one day, when we heard a dog in distress, stuck in the ice. A homeless dog had fallen through, and was stuck. Ivan stripped off his clothes, and swam through the ice, pounding the frozen surface with his fists.

After rescuing him, Ivan adopted the dog, named him Rex, and they are now living together happily.


According to reports from TV interviewers who tracked him down, Ivan had wanted to serve in the military but was rejected due to a heart condition, but that didn’t stop him from diving into the frozen water to rescue this helpless dog. That’s what a true hero looks like.

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