Man crawls over ice on River Stour to rescue dog
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Ice crawling dog walker lucky to be alive

13 February 2012 Last updated at 21:35 GMT

Firefighters have said an Essex man who stripped to his underwear and crawled across thin ice to rescue his dog is lucky to be alive.

Sunday's rescue on the River Stour at Dedham, near Colchester, was captured on camera by a passer-by.

It has led to fresh safety warnings to dog owners not to go into freezing water after their pets.