Russian Ice-Breaker Crew Rescues Dog Stranded On Arctic Ice Fields

Published June 11, 2021 at 2:20 p.m. Author: Penny Eims

Last week, a young Samoyed was rescued from arctic ice-fields in northern Russia by the crew of an ice-breaking ship. Sailors aboard the Alexander Sannikov icebreaker discovered the dog wandering on the ice near the village of Mys Kamenny. 

Yegor Agapov, the ship's captain, said that the dog approached the side of ship...perhaps looking for someone to save her. The crew lowered a ladder to the ice and the dog, named Aika, climbed aboard without assistance.

The crew was able to make a call to the closest village and learned that Aika's owner was searching for her after she ran off during a walk. Svetlana Chereshneva, Aika's owner, told CNN:

"The dog didn't go anywhere without us, we have no idea how she got there."

The ship's crew was able to safely get Aika back to the village, where she was reunited with her grateful owner. 

Watch the video of the rescue effort at this link.


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