CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Firefighters in Cedar Rapids rescued a dog from a floating piece of ice in the Cedar River Tuesday night.

At about 7:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a dog stranded on a chunk of ice floating on the Cedar River in the area of Otis Road, south of the Cargill Corn Milling facility.

Firefighters launched a boat carrying two firefighters and an animal control officer. When the crew reached the ice, the dog was frightened and continued to move from side to side of the ice to get away from rescuers.

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