He’s being hailed a hero for plunging into an icy lake to save his dog, but the Canadian man in the above video insists that most people would do the same.
MacIver was almost fully submerged as he waded out to reach Cosmo. He pushed him by the hind leg onto sturdier ice and eventually carried his pet. The pair again sank into the water on the way back to shore.
The hero told CTV Edmonton in the below segment that “love” was the main factor that spurred him into action.
“It’s a split second thing,” MacIver said to CTV. “You’re not just going to let him die, right?”
CTV was coincidentally on hand to capture the dramatic footage because it was producing a segment on the dangers of thin ice.