Cold winters are hard on everyone, especially the animals. Homeless dogs and cats are susceptible to freezing on cold nights. while their wild counterparts can find themselves in tight fixes with no help in sight.

The boar in this video is one sad example of this. This poor guy was unable to regain his footing on the flipper surface after wandering into the middle of a frozen lake. Luckily for him, two skaters who happen to love animals, came to his rescue. Without much to work with, they had to get creative, so they decided to slide him to the edge using their ski poles! Thanks to their quick action, the boar made it back to firm ground.

If you ever come across an animal in need, be sure to contact a professional before attempting a rescue on your own. Check out these animal rescue hotlines—they’re a great resource for animal rescues of all kinds.

Source: Two Animal-Loving Skaters Rescue Wild Boar Trapped in Frozen Lake (VIDEO) | One Green Planet