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B.C. firefighters rescue dog struggling along riverin the Thompson on Sunday afternoon

Water. | File photo

Firefighters in B.C. was called to rescue a dog out of the Thompson River this weekend.

The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. today (Feb. 21) just off Aviation Way near Kamloops Airport.

A witness told Glacier Media he saw a dog in the water, struggling to get back onto the ice.

The witness said the dog's owner ventured out on the ice with a long stick to try and get the animal, then opted to call 9-1-1.

Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived and the dog was retrieved from the water a short time later.