Video shows an 11-year-old Texas boy being pulled from a frozen pond by a rope after a teenager walking her dog spotted him and called for help.
The dramatic rescue was captured by Caitlyn Thomas, 18, who was out with her Labrador named Kroger on Wednesday when she saw the youngster trapped in ice in Jefferson, a town about 170 miles east of Dallas.
“I was playing on my phone and then I look up and I see this little image in the water and I walk up to it and realize it a little boy,” she told local outlet KTAL-TV.
“It instantly clicked in my brain like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to help him!’”
The high school senior called out to the boy, but, “he wasn’t responding.”
“He was just looking at me,” she recalled, “It was scary.”
The teen said she first called 911 and tried knocking on neighbor’s doors, before reaching out to her grandfather, Randy