An Exeter, New Hampshire woman who tried to save her dog from the icy Exeter River ended up having to be rescued herself.

Susan Henderson called the Fire Department, then grabbed a neighbor’s boat and went into the river on Wednesday to try to save her golden retriever, Zacharias, who had fallen through the ice.

When she tried to pull the dog into the boat, water flowed in and she almost flipped over, so she let the dog go.

Firefighters arrived a few minutes later, rescuing Zach, then pulling the water-logged boat and Henderson to safety.