Dog rescued from icy waters in Massachusetts
Two Massachusetts firefighters have made the holiday week brighter by their heroism in the face of the icy Charles River
When a Massachusetts fire department took a 911 call from a frantic dog owner, officers went into action to rescue Crosby.
The five year old Golden Retriever, had run out onto the ice and suddenly found herself deep in the freezing water about 50 yards off shore.
Two firefighters suited up in cold water survival gear and inched their way out onto the ice until they broke through to reach Crosby.
Firefighter Paul Papazian was able to rescue Crosby and guide her back to shore.
Once on shore Crosby was checked out and swiftly walked to a waiting, warm squad car and a dry towel.
She was a little cold and shaken, but seemed to survive the ordeal as best as could be expected.
Shortly thereafter, Crosby was re-united with her owners.
Courtesy: Wellesley Police Department
You can watch a video of the rescue with the above link.
Someone called 911.
Their dog was not having fun;
She fell into cold water,
Wishing it were much hotter,
Could something heroic be done?
They sent in a great rescue team,
While the owner probably screamed;
They went into the river,
While Crosby did shiver,
To onlookers it looked like a dream.
Onto the shore they arrived,
Crosby was still quite alive;
Wrapped up real tight,
Shivering from fright,
They’re happy that she did survive.
A lesson is here for us all,
Keep dogs leashed so they cannot fall,
Thru cold winter ice,
That wouldn’t be nice,
It’s something that would make us bawl.
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