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Police officer being treated after rescuing dog from frozen creek

Last Updated Feb 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm EST

File photo of an OPP cruiser. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

ESSEX, Ont. – An Ontario Provincial Police officer who rescued a dog from a frozen creek this morning is expected to make a full recovery.

OPP officers on scene, along with an animal control officer, decided to attempt to rescue the dog from the frigid waters of Cedar Creek in Essex, Ont.

One officer tied a rope around his body and waded about six metres into the three-degree water, retrieved the dog, and was pulled back to shore by fellow officers.

Immediately following the rescue the officer began to show signs of hypothermia and was given first aid.

Essex Fire and Rescue and paramedics transported the officer out of the dense bush and took him to hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

The black Labrador retriever was treated and also is expected to recover.