A pet dog died after chasing a goose through a frozen lake and fell in the ice-cold water. The incident took place in Adams County, Colorado, on Thursday.

South Metro Fire Rescue team reported that they arrived at the Hidden Lake to find a small dog that had fallen into the water in the corner of the lake. A rescue boat was placed by the department for the operation, according to Lt. Eric Davis of the Adams County Fire Rescue team.

Lt. Davis added that the rescue team had “individual suit up” in their rescue suits and had soon commenced the rescue. He told local media that the dog was spotted quickly but had stopped moving as the rescuers reached “probably less than 10 feet”.

They attempted to revive it but to no avail as the dog had died. The local reports said the owner of the dog was walking it earlier in the morning and had let go of the leash after the dog started chasing the goose. Soon after, the dog ran onto the icy lake and fell through the ice into the cold water. The owner’s whereabouts was not known.

In a similar incident in Douglas County, Colorado, a dog died after it fell through a frozen pond into the ice-cold water Wednesday. The dog was chasing a goose before it ran onto the frozen pond and fell through the ice. The local reports said the rescue team retrieved the body of the dog with the help of a rescue team diver. The dog died before being pulled out of the water.

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The Chicago skyline is seen above a partially frozen Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 5, 2015. Reuters/Jim Young