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Don’t stop retrievin’: Russian construction workers save dog from frozen lake with excavator bucket (VIDEO)

Don’t stop retrievin’: Russian construction workers save dog from frozen lake with excavator bucket (VIDEO)
A crew of construction workers went above and beyond the call of duty Monday after they heard the desperate yelps of a miserly mutt who had fallen through the ice on a frozen lake, and quite literally swung into action.

Local construction workers arrived on-site at Shartash Lake in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the early hours of Monday morning and immediately came upon a stranded dog that was too exhausted to swim and was slowly freezing to death. 

They then deployed their unique set of skills and equipment to launch a daring, early morning rescue of the stricken stray.

One brave worker mounted the nearby excavator’s bucket and swung out over the half-frozen lake to lift the poor pup to safety. The dog was given food and a safe place to warm up and rest before it ran off into the night.

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