Two weekends ago, Timofey Yuriev, his spouse Melissa Kho, and his beloved dog, Kira, went for a short sunset stroll along the glacial lake not far from their New York home.
The spot was quiet and peaceful. But the tranquility of the night got shattered as the noise of tragedy unfolds.
“We heard the woman screaming across the lake. We went and checked what was happening,” said Yuriev. “Her two older Labs were crossing the water but got to the spot with thinner ice. One fell, then the second. They tried, but they couldn’t climb out.”
The dogs were quickly exhausted as they attempt to escape the icy water and Yuriev knew he had to act fast. He plunged into the frozen lake to help and save the dogs. But the mission is not his alone. Kira was right beside him to lend a helping paw.
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