Firies save Monty the dog from icy creek

Lori and John Victorsen with their dog Monty.
Lori and John Victorsen with their dog Monty. Contributed

UPDATE: Lori and John Victorsen certainly got more than they bargained for when they walked through Dalby this morning.

The Forest Lake couple were travelling through town when their beloved 18-year-old corgi/terrier cross, Monty, took a tumble into Myall Ck just after 11am.

"He's pretty blind and he was walking with John when he just fell in," an emotional Lori said.

"It's the arthritis, his poor old legs gave way," John said.

Lori and John Victorsen with their dog Monty. Photo Contributed
Lori and John Victorsen with their dog Monty. Photo Contributed Contributed

After falling into the creek, Monty was unable to climb out due to the steep and slippery bank.

Emergency services were quick on the scene, with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and police officers doing their part and trying to reach the dog via a ladder.

After being pulled out of the creek once, the dog again fell in and took a swim around the creek before police officers managed to lead him to safety with the help of John.

Both owners were very relieved.

"You get so attached to animals," Lori said.

"We'd like to say a big thank you to the police and the fire department for their help."

"We'll get him rugged up now."

Police attempt to rescue the dog. Photo Contributed
Police attempt to rescue the dog. Photo Contributed Contributed

EARLIER: A rescue operation is underway to help a dog stranded in a Darling Downs creek.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are attempting to help the dog which is swimming in Myall Ck, Dalby.

A spokesman told The Chronicle crews were formulating an action plan to help the dog.

There are fears the dog may not survive as it is 18-years-old.

The creek is icy cold at this time of year. 

The Bureau of Meteorology reported that windchill had reduced the temperature in Dalby to 3.6 degrees at 11am.


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