Moment woman jumps into freezing backyard swimming pool and frantically smashes the ice to rescue her trapped dog
- Jennie Tatum’s two dogs were playing when one, Sid, slipped through pool ice
- She immediately jumps into water after him to rescue him trapped under ice
- Vet said Sid would have died if he had been trapped for a few more seconds
Heart-stopping footage has revealed the moment a dog owner saved her pet from drowning under a sheet of frozen ice.
Jennie Tatum’s two dogs were playing in her family’s backyard in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, when one of them, Sid, slipped and broke through the ice in their pool.
Luckily Mrs Tatum saw Sid slip through the ice and jumped into the water after him.
Jennie Tatum’s two dogs were playing in the backyard of her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, when one of them, Sid (pictured) slipped and broke through the ice in the pool
Mrs Tatum, with her husband Mike, said after the rescue a veterinarian told them that Sid would have died if he had been in the pool a few seconds longer
Home security footage revealed a frantic Mrs Tatum desperately breaking the ice as she wades across the pool trying to find Sid underneath.
She can’t locate him at first so hops out of the pool and runs round its perimeter to try and get eyes on the trapped dog.
Eventually she spots him and jumps straight back into the pool and breaks more ice before she is able to reach Sid and lift him out of the water.
Mrs Tatum and her husband Mike then drove Sid to the animal hospital where the vet told them that Sid, who was trapped under the ice for more than minute, would have died if he had been in the pool a few seconds longer.
Luckily Mrs Tatum saw Sid slip through the ice and jumped into the water after him
Home security footage revealed a frantic Mrs Tatum desperately breaking the layer of ice while trying to find Sid underneath
Mrs Tatum told Fox News that the couple’s pool pump had broken a week before winter storms hit and if it had been working the water wouldn’t have frozen over.
Mr Tatum uploaded the video to Facebook alongside the caption: ‘We almost lost our ”little” Sid Thursday morning. If it wasn’t for Jennie’s quick reaction, he would not be here.
‘I was at work, but the whole incident was recorded. He was trapped under the ice in the water a little over a minute. It was awful. Jennie is truly my amazing and so heroic!!
‘I’m so thankful they are ok. Sid is traumatized and will not step a foot in the backyard. He will only go out front.’