Man Treated for Hypothermia After Trying to Rescue Dog

A man is being treated for hypothermia after trying to rescue his dog after it fell into icy water in North Stonington on Friday morning.

The North Stonington Volunteer Fire Company was responding to Hyde Mill Pentway to help the dog around 8:40 a.m. when another call came in that a person who was trying to rescue the dog fell into the water. The man was able to swim to shore and he was semi-conscious when his friends got to him.

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At approximately 0840 this morning the fire company was dispatched to a report of a K9 in the water on Hyde Mill...

Posted by North Stonington Volunteer Fire Company on Friday, April 3, 2015

The man’s friends went out in a kayak and were able to save the dog.

Emergency crews provided medical attention to the man and pulled him from the woods. He was brought to William W. Backus Hospital for treatment.


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