Firefighters Rescue Dog That Fell Through Thin Ice In A Frozen Pond

Firefighters Rescue Dog That Fell Through Thin Ice In A Frozen Pond

Firefighters Rescue Dog That Fell Through Thin Ice In A Frozen Pond

A Boston firefighter saved the life of a dog that fell through the ice at Jamaica Pond and the dramatic rescue was captured on video. 

Boston firefighters received a call that someone had fallen through thin ice and they rushed to the scene. “The initial call said there was a person in the water,” said Boston Fire Department spokesman Steven MacDonald.

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When rescuers arrived, it was clear that a dog had slipped through the ice and was unable to get out. The dog named Maggie was walking with her owner when she got away and scrambled onto the ice.

A firefighter put on safety gear and ventured into the water to save the dog. Using a hook, he chopped through the ice and grabbed the dog. A team of firefighters on the shore then pulled the pair to safety with a rope. The whole thing lasted maybe five minutes when we got there,” MacDonald. told the Boston Globe.

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MacDonald didn’t know if the owner sought medical attention for the dog, but he said the animal looked fine when firefighters left. 

A woman named Emily Andrea Robertson then posted on Facebook: “What a morning. I almost didn’t walk the way I did on the pond but I’m glad I did! I saw Maggie had broken through the ice and her owner, William was shouting for her. The fire department came out and bravely rescued her. Maggie is such a sweetheart and I’m so glad she’s ok!”

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