Beagle Rescued from Icy Kansas Lagoon

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) A family in south-central Kansas has learned that a two-inch layer of ice over a frigid pond isn’t enough to support a small dog.

KWCH-TV reports a 7-year-old beagle named Bear slipped under a fence around a wastewater lagoon at his owners’ home Wednesday and fell through the ice. Owner Patricia Wilson, of Goddard, says she tried to rescue Bear, but she fell into the water, too.

Bear was rescued after nearly an hour by Sedgwick County Fire crews wearing special cold-weather wet suits. The beagle’s temperature was down to 83 degrees more than 15 below normal when he reached the veterinarian’s office. He was reported to be recovering later Wednesday.

Wilson says she’ll keep all of her dogs indoors for now.