By Anica Padilla

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) — South Metro Fire Rescue is reminding people about the dangers of thin ice, after a dog died at a pond in Highlands Ranch on Christmas Day. The 7-year-old English Bulldog fell through the ice at the pond in Cheese Ranch Park.

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

“Thankfully no people went on the ice to attempt a rescue, they dialed 911 and stayed on shore,” officials said.

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A scuba diver was called out to search underwater for the dog.

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(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

Firefighters found the dog and tried to resuscitate efforts, but couldn’t save it.

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“This is a tragic reminder of just how dangerous the ice can be to people and pets,” officials said.

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

Anica Padilla