(Meredith) -- Scary video shows a dog being rescued from icy waters in Wisconsin after being trapped for about 15 minutes.
Fortunately, it was a happy ending for both the dog and its owner.
Video shows the dog trying to get itself out of frozen water in Shawano, which is about 45 minutes northwest of Green Bay.
The dog had fallen through ice on the channel between the Wolf River and Shawano Lake Friday afternoon.
William Mott, a volunteer firefighter for the Shawano Fire Department, told WLUK the dog was submerged in water for about 15 minutes before rescue workers arrived.
The video shows Mott crouched down and crawling toward the dog. Then, Mott also falls through the ice.
“I was hoping to be able to get the dog without going through, but it didn't happen that way,” Mott told WLUK.
Fortunately, Mott was eventually able to pull himself and the dog to safety.
In the video, it’s clear the dog and its owner are both relieved – the woman hugs the dog close with a towel. She is visibly crying and continues repeating, “Holy cow, holy cow.”
Mott said rescuing an animal from icy waters can be difficult because you can’t explain to them what is happening.
“You don't know how they're going to react, so we're not really sure what to expect. All we can do is hope for the best,” Mott said.
Mott said rescue workers hope to never have to rescue a person or an animal from frozen water, but it’s something that they train for just in case.