WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 56-year-old man and his dog were rescued from an icy pond in his backyard near Watertown.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department received a report Sunday evening that a man had fallen through the ice trying to save his black Lab from the pond. A deputy arrived on the scene and was able to use an ice water rescue bag to bring both of them to shore.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where his condition wasn’t immediately known. The dog is expected to be OK.

The sheriff’s department says the man was in the water for about 17 minutes.

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