This is the moment a heroic bystander braved the freezing water of an icy lake to save a stranded dog. It had fallen through the ice 16ft from the shore of the frozen Kalmius Lake in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Monday, January 31.
The rescue drew a slew of admiring comments online about the ripped rescuer’s physique, with some joking they wouldn’t mind being saved by him. During the minute-and-a-half rescue mission he makes his way down the riverbank in just his briefs and shoes before walking into the water and trying to make his way onto the frozen ice.
A second dog standing on the ice whines as the man stomps and claws his way through the ice, bobbing up and down to stay afloat, before dragging the dog from where it is stuck, clinging to a tree branch.
After a failed attempt to get the animal onto some solid ice the man helps guide it back through the water to the bank where he is met with applause and a handshake.
Seemingly unfazed by the sub-zero conditions, the unidentified rescuer acknowledges the thanks of the public before being handed a pink towel and wrapping himself up in it to warm up.
Since this was released online people viewers have praised the man for his actions and remarked on his physique.