Hero Without A Cape: UPS Driver Takes Off His Clothes To Save Drowning Dog From Icy Pond
January 23, 2019 17:52 By Mambee
On pulling up to Johnson Road and the 19th Street area, he heard a cry that got his attention and decided to go check it out after he delivered the package.
On arriving at the other side of the pond, he discovered that a dog had been trapped in the ice. What Ryan did next can only be classified as heroic.
Arens, being an animal lover, couldn't turn a blind eye to the dog in anguish, so he took off his clothes and attended to the old man in a boat trying to save the dog.
Afterwards, he went straight for the dog.
He wobbled the boat to an area with thin ice and broke through. The dog was trapped around 10-15 feet off of shore, and the ice around made it difficult for her to climb out.
Arens, who was 16-feet deep in the cold water, swam towards the dog to save her.
After he had rescued the dog, Arens, the dog and the boat owner went straight for a warm shower. Arens had his doubts that the dog would make it, but fortunately, the sheriff's department and animal control arrived in time.
Regardless of the injuries Arens sustained that day, he still found a way to deliver the remaining twenty packages in his possession.
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Nothing could have stopped him from saving the dog and doing his job. While speaking to Great Falls Tribue about his experience, Arens said:
Animals are my weakness. It was the highlight of my 14-year UPS career.
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Coincidentally, he delivered a package to the dog's house on another occasion. The dog, named Sadie, ran out to him when she was let out of her owner's pickup. It's hard to forget a person that did so much for you.
We appreciate the UPS driver for his courage in saving the wirehaired pointing griffon, Sadie. His gesture is commendable and dog lovers everywhere appreciate it.