Dog rescued by firefighters after chasing ducks for a kilometre

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Firefighters reunited a ‘daredevil’ dog with her owner, after the black labrador led fire and rescue crews on a wild duck chase.

Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) crews were conducting fireboat training drills along the Maribyrnong River last Saturday when a “distressed” woman flagged them down.

The woman explained her dog, Indy, had been chasing ducks and then jumped into the river and swam away. According to the FRV, Indy was nowhere to be seen.

The duck-obsessed black Labrador, Indy, lead fire and rescue crews on a wild duck chase. Source: Fire. Rescue Victoria/Facebook
The duck-obsessed black Labrador, Indy, lead fire and rescue crews on a wild duck chase. Source: Fire. Rescue Victoria/Facebook

“FRV crews set off on the river in search of the headstrong hound, putting their marine search and rescue training into practice,” the fire agency said in a media release.

A passer-by tipped off the fire crews to where they had seen a dog swimming into the lake, almost a kilometre away at Edgewater Marina.

When the FRV crews made their way to the marina, they found Indy still swimming and chasing ducks.

“In no hurry to be rescued, firefighters used the fireboats to corral Indy, before grabbing hold of her and lifting her into the boat,” FRV said.

“She was safely returned to her grateful owner, and to the relief of the ducks.”

The Fire Rescue Victoria crew found Indy almost a kilometre away, still swimming and chasing ducks, so they picked her up and returned her to her owner. Source: Facebook/Fire Rescue Victoria
The Fire Rescue Victoria crew found Indy almost a kilometre away, still swimming and chasing ducks, so they picked her up and returned her to her owner. Source: Facebook/Fire Rescue Victoria

FRV shared images of the rescue to their social media accounts and show Indy looking quite content on the boat and when she was reunited with her owner.

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