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Firefighters Save Dog From Frozen Pond in the Middle of the Night


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Firefighters in Maine braved the freezing cold at two in the morning to rescue a dog that had fallen through an icy pond.

The Auburn Fire Department received a call just after 2 am on Tuesday morning about a Doberman in need of help. The dog was stranded in a hole about 200 feet off shore.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and wearing exposure suits they went out on the ice save the dog. Fire Lt. Don Therrien and firefighter Juiian Beale followed paw prints to find the dog.

When they reached the dog she was unconscious and hypothermic.  Firefighter Beale went into the water to pull her out and then they placed her in an inflatable rescue boat and brought her back to shore where paramedics were on hand to revive her.

Paramedics continued to work on the dog as they transported her to an emergency animal clinic.

By Tuesday afternoon the dog was back home with her owner and doing well.