Not all heroes wear capes.
Some wear uniforms and cut through ice to save a dog's life. They later adopt it, too.
We are talking about Turkish police officer, Burak Okten, whose video of swimming in ice-cold waters of a lake in Van, is going viral on Twitter.
"It was the final moments, I barely made it": Police diver jumps into frozen lake to rescue puppy that got stuck in the ice.The saved dog is expected to make a full recovery, officials say. https://t.co/aXnEJc7K24 pic.twitter.com/zNSLno0dck— ABC News (@ABC) December 30, 2018
Having spotted a puppy clinging to icy surface some 150m from the shore, Burak wore a wet suit and broke the ice with his hand to reach it.
Thanks to his efforts, the dog was successfully brought to the vets. However, no one thought it would survive hypothermia.
But it did.
It was nothing less than a miracle, according to Burak, who later adopted the puppy and named it 'Buz'. In Turkish, 'Buz' means ice.