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PremierLeague-News.Com - Darcy Pell jumped into a frozen lake in Pontefract to save a dog before carrying on his run
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A man who dived into a frozen lake in Yorkshire to save a dog has won big on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway for his heroic actions. Footage of Darcy Pell jumping into the lake while on a run in Pontefract to save the dog was shared on social media platform TikTok and caught the attention of ITV producers. Mr Pell received the 'Takeaway Getaway' prize on the show last night and got a free all-expenses-paid seven-day holiday away. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here. He will be able to take the trip away within the next two years, allowing time for coronavirus restrictions to be loosened. Mr Pell was labelled as the show's "first TikTok happiest minute hero" by Ant McPartlin before being chosen for the prize, which he accepted via a live link from his home in Doncaster. Announcing Darcy's appearance, Ant said: "Darcy is our hero because when Darcy was jogging recently he noticed a dog trapped in the ice, he jumped in and saved that dog's life. Footage of Darcy Pell saving the dog from the frozen lake in Pontefract was widely shared "He saved a dog's life man! Darcy you are our first ever 'Happiest minute hero', you deserve a takeaway getaway!" Mr Pell was getting into the spirit of the show and celebrating on his sofa from home as he was given the prize. Mr Pell, who is from Featherstone, spotted the dog in the frozen Pontefract Lake while on a run with his friend in January. He can be seen in the video smashing his way through the ice before reaching the dog and ushering it back to safety. Read More Related Articles Kimberley Walsh helped Emmerdale star sister through 'authentic' pregnancy storyline Read More Related Articles Is Gogglebox on tonight 2021: When Gogglebox is back on and the new cast confirmed Mr Pell was then given his friend's jacket before continuing his run. An experienced cold-water swimmer, Mr Pell advised others not to follow his lead. At the time he told Yorkshire Live:"I want people to know - cold water swimming is something I'm used to as an athlete. "I wouldn't recommend anyone to do - it can induce cold water shock which can be fatal.
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"So I smashed through the ice without really thinking about it. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time." Unbeknown to Darcy, a bystander had begun to film his heroic actions in disbelief, as he saved the animal. Paula Town posted her footage online stating: "What a hero, this complete stranger rescued this family's dog when it got into trouble in Pontefract Park." Yet Darcy was unaware of this, as he continued to swim in the lake. Darcy added: "I didn't do it for a pat on the back. It was instinct.
"I literally pushed the dog back to the side so it could get itself out. It was a small black dog, a cocker-poo maybe. "I didn't really register the people around - my neighbour offered his jacket and we carried on with our run. "It was nice to get the thanks but I wanted to make sure people know - it's not something you should do unless you're used to cold water. "A stick or similar would be better, as it wouldn't put anyone else in danger. "I personally think there should be safety barriers around the lake to prevent things like this happening again."
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