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.
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.
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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