WELLESLEY (CBS) – A  dog owner is jubilant this afternoon after his dog was rescued from the Charles River by a construction worker.

The dog owner let his dog loose during a walk, and the dog ran onto the thin ice and fell through. He went after his dog and also fell through the ice.

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After pulling himself out of the water, the owner couldn’t rescue his dog and that’s when he started to yell for help.

Wellesley Police put the rescued dog into a police cruiser. (Courtesy of Wellesley Police)

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A Barletta Construction employee on the Wellesley side of the river heard the cries for help and ran to the rescue.

A Wellesley Police Officer said the worker pulled the dog to safety.

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The dog owner has been taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for observation where he is expected to be released sometime today.