A Labrador-Rottweiler has been reunited with family and another dog's fate remains uncertain after they were trapped on thin ice over a lake for an estimated six hours on Easter Monday.
Rescue workers learned at around 6:15 a.m. that two dogs were stranded on a man-made lake close to 59th Street and 159th Avenue, The Edmonton Sun reported on Wednesday.
Crews arrived to find only a single dog climbing out of the water and running on the ice.
They used meatballs mixed with a sedative to coax the dog off the ice, but it showed no interest, The Edmonton Journal reported.
Firefighters at the scene eventually corralled the dog using a snow fence that had been erected with kayak paddles. The dog collapsed when it finally came off the ice.
A veterinarian determined that the dog was in good health, Keith Scott with the City of Edmonton's Animal Care and Control Centre, told CBC News.
Rescuers were able to reunite the dog with its owners using its pet license, Scott told the Sun.
The fate of the second dog, who belongs to the same owners, remains unknown.
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