Rita Schwieters was out for a walk with her two beloved labs Tuesday afternoon.
"She got up and started coming towards me and then a dog on the other side of the lake started barking," said Schwieters. "I yelled "Goldie" and before I knew it she went down into the water."
Schwieters said she called 9-11 for help.
"When we got there the dog had been in the water for at least 30 minutes," said Neal Hammond with the Cresson Fire Department. "After about another 10-15 we called in the Jackson Township- East Taylor Water Rescue Teams."
Goldie had been treading in the icy water for nearly two and half hours before she was rescued.
'We don't get a lot of happy endings being the fire service," said Hammond. 'This is a happy ending."
"Thank you, thank you so much," said Schwieters. "I know they saved her and if it wasn't for them risking their lives she wouldn't be here today."
Goldie is also about three years old and was adopted from the Cambria County Humane Society.