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LORAIN, Ohio – A dog from Ohio found himself in a dangerous and cold situation but firefighters answered the call to rescue the stranded pup.

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Diesel got out of the yard at the Lorain, Ohio, home of Tom Kolesar.

The miniature bulldog and another dog climbed over a snowdrift to get out of the yard, WEWS reported.

The couple tried looking for the missing dogs around the neighborhood, evening posting on Facebook asking for help.

A woman then called first responders reporting that she saw a dog get out of Lake Erie before it went back into the water.

When firefighters responded they saw the dog and said it looked exhausted and was having difficulty swimming.

Assistant Chief Jeff Fenn told The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram that the dog had been swimming for about 10 minutes until crews could lean over a 10-foot drop to reach him.

“He was showing signs that he was about done,” Fenn told the newspaper. “Scared us to death, I was like, ‘Please don’t.’ We had our ice suits coming and stuff like that to dress out and jump in and get him, but that would have been difficult with the 10-foot drop into the water.”

Instead of jumping into the cold water, they were able to hook Diesel’s collar and pull him into a firefighter’s waiting arms.

Diesel was warmed up and taken to a vet to be checked out before he got a ride home in the back of a firetruck.

The other missing dog, which was not identified by name, was also found in the neighborhood without an issue, The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reported.