The Calgary Fire Department’s Aquatic Team was called on to make an unusual water rescue Sunday afternoon in the area of the Bearspaw Dam.

The Department’s Deb Bergeson says the Silver Spring Station got a call about a dog in the river.

She says divers were sent in to bring the pooch to shore.

Despite the fact the dog had been in the water for close to forty five minutes its condition was improving by the time the owners arrived on scene.

It was then taken to the vet.