Police Officers, Firefighters Rescue Dog From Ice in Waterford

By Bob Connors
|  Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 5:51 PM EDT
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First Responders Rescue Dog From Ice in Waterford

Waterford Police

Police officers and firefighters worked together to save a dog that had fallen through the ice on Alewife Cove in Waterford on Wednesday.

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Police officers and firefighters worked together to save a dog that had fallen through the ice in Waterford on Wednesday.

Waterford officers were dispatched to Alewife Cove near Eastneck Road after someone reported seeing a dog on the ice, around 2:50 p.m. When they arrived, they found the dog had fallen through the thin layer of ice on the cove.

According to police, Officers Todd O'Connell and Matt Fedor commandeered a boat and had it ready for firefighters from the Goshen and Jordan Fire Departments.

Firefighters Bob Swanson and Jake Reagan put on protective gear and went into the icy water to rescue the pooch.

The firefighters loaded the dog into the boat and brought it ashore.

New London animal control officers took the dog to be checked out, but the animal appeared to be OK, police said.

Though the dog had tags, it was not clear if the owner had been located.

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