Salem Firefighters Rescue Husky from Frozen Pond
Salem firefighters saved a Husky Friday that became trapped when it fell through the ice of a local pond.
Local firefighters went above and beyond for a local canine Friday evening when they rescued a Husky that fell through the ice of a Salem pond.
At 4:43 p.m., police and fire units responded to a call from a passerby who noticed a dog stranded about 12 feet out onto the ice off of Pickman Road, Deputy Fire Chief Glen Beaudet said Friday night.
Once on the scene, Fire Capt. Dennis Levasseur donned one of the department's ice rescue suits and waded out into the water to rescue the dog, which wasn't wearing a collar at the time of the rescue.
"At first we were trying to get a hook around its collar, but we found that it wasn't wearing one," Beaudet said.
Beaudet said nearby homeowners told emergency responders on scene that the dog was known to run around the neighborhood loose and belonged to a woman on Hayes Road.
After retrieving the dog from the ice, the animal was rushed to a waiting ambulance to warm up before being returned to its owner.
A big thanks to the Salem Fire Department's Unofficial Facebook Page for the photograph attached to this post - which really makes the story.
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