Saint Bernard rescued after falling into icy lake

This Saint Bernard could have used a Saint Bernard.

Instead, emergency responders in Virginia assumed the role of the famous rescue breed – pulling the plucky pooch out of an icy lake.

Milo fell into a frozen lake in Fairfax Station.Photo: Twitter

Milo’s family had been tobogganing down a hill toward Woodglen Lake in Fairfax Station on Friday evening when the dog walked out onto the lake about 30 feet from shore and fell in.

The family quickly called 911 and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded in the 21-degree weather with a wind chill of 8 degrees.

“Our crew donned ice-rescue suits, slid out to where the dog was and pulled him out,” Chuck Ryan, deputy chief of the department’s special-operations unit, told The Post.

“(Milo) assisted the rescuers once he had some leverage and they got him out and put warm blankets on him in less than 10 minutes,” he said. “He was very wet, very cold, but responsive. Otherwise, he was happy-go-lucky.”

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