Authorities are trying to find the owner of a dog that two fishermen pulled from the icy Cedar River in Waterloo.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that fishermen Chad and Jason Conkling played a key role in Sunday’s rescue because they were getting ready to launch their boat nearby when the dog was spotted struggling in the current.
The Conkinlings were already breaking up the ice so they could launch their boat before the fire department arrived. The ice buildup on the shore kept firefighters from launching their boat.
While the fire department was working on another plan, the two brothers went after her and pulled the bull mastiff from the water.
Animal Control Officer Vania Warns says the dog is doing OK but didn’t have any identification.