Dog rescued from Mill Pond in Antrim
Published: 02-02-2024 11:47 AM
Modified: 02-08-2024 11:22 AM
Antrim firefighters and police officers rescued a dog from Mill Pond Wednesday.
According to an announcement from Antrim Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 1:54 p.m. for a dog in the water in Mill Pond behind Antrim Town Hall.
Firefighters who arrived on scene reported a dog through the ice approximately 40 feet out from shore and requested that Engine 2 access the area from Summer Street.
Upon arrival on scene, Engine 2 personnel donned ice rescue suits and worked to get an ice rescue shuttle sled to the dog, assisted by a rope tether crew on shore. Upon reaching the dog, they were unable to get him onto the sled, as he was frightened and attempted to bite rescuers.
Crews used a flotation sling, putting it over the dog’s head and under his front legs to get him into shore and maintain a safe distance to avoid being bitten. Upon reaching shore, the dog was reunited with his owner.
According to the Fire Department, the dog had gotten out of the house without its owner knowing. Upon discovering the dog missing, they went looking for him, finding him through the ice in Mill Pond. The dog was taken to a veterinarian and, other than being cold, was in good shape.