Southbury Firefighters Save Dog from Frozen Pond

By Stephanie O'Connell and Josh Chapin
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 10:58 PM EDT
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Southbury Firefighters Save Dog from Frozen Pond

Southbury Firefighters rescue pit-bull Roxy from the ice waters at Hidden Pond Park. (Courtesy Rick Harrison/Republican American)

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A family in Southbury  say they will be forever grateful to some firefighters who saved their beloved pit bull Monday night.

Connie Fluman was out walking her pit-bill on Monday night at Hidden Pond Park when3-year-old her pit-bull Roxy decided to make a run for it.

Roxy saw a group of geese in the middle of the frozen pond. She broke free of her leash and made  a run for the geese.

 

"I saw the geese, then I saw her and I saw her drop," said Fluman.

 

Roxy made it about half way before crashing through the ice into the icy water below. Luckily, Roxy is a pro at the doggie paddle and she was able to swim in place for about ten minutes before firefighters could get to her.

Southbury Firefighters Tim Keefe, Garrett Dielmans and Bob Bedard made their way out to Roxy, dressed in buoyant cold water suits.

Roxy was brought to shore in the arms of Keefe and is doing fine at home with her family.

"I’m thankful. I’m happy. She would not be here without them," said Fluman.

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