Ice Rescue of a canine
Press Release – For Immediate Release
February 7, 2023
On February 4, 2023, at 14:43 hours, the LaGrange Fire District and New York State Police responded for an animal rescue, a dog in a pond and another stuck on the ice. While in route to the emergency off Reggies Way in the Town of LaGrange, a radio update reported two people in the pond attempting to rescue the dog through the water.
The first arriving fire district personnel confirmed that the two individuals were out of the water, in a boat at the center of the pond. Reports were the neighbors attempted to rescue the distressed canine using a small rowboat. During the rescue the men needed to make entry into the water to safely rescue the canine. The men were able to get themselves and the canine back into the boat, but unable to get back to shore.
Additional arriving fire personnel quickly donned ice water rescue suits to effect the rescue of the two men and the canine. Once fire personnel made contact with the boat, they secured a rope to the bow connecting the boat to shore, allowing shore based firefighter and Troopers to pull them to safety. Once the two men were back on shore they were evaluated and cleared of injury by LaGrange medical personnel. The canine was happily reunited with her family without injury.
On behalf of the LaGrange Fire District we would like to thank the New York State Troopers for their assistance in the rescue of the two men and dog.
Please remember that should an individual, pet or other fall through ice, immediately call 911 and remain on shore to wait for rescue personnel.
For further information contact:
Chief Tim O’Connor
LaGrange Fire District