Wellesley firefighters rescue dog who fell through ice
Wellesley firefighters had a rough time rescuing a dog that fell through the ice into a bone-chilling Charles River today, authorities said.
Firefighters had to fight through patches of ice near the border of Dover and Wellesley to rescue a golden retriever named Crosby, said Wellesley Fire Captain Jim Dennehy. The dog fell through a thin patch of ice during an afternoon walk, he said.
Rescuers donned ice suits and swam through the freezing waters to get close enough to Crosby, who was then grabbed by the collar, Dennehy said. A team on the shore then threw a rope to rescuers and pulled the humans and canine to safety, he said.
“The dog wanted to get out of the water pretty bad,” he said. “It was cold, so the dog was shivering pretty good.”
Dennehy said it was a good thing rescuers arrived when they did.
“There was a current, so the dog would have tired out after a certain amount of time,” he said.
Once ashore, firefighters wrapped Crosby in a blanket and warmed the dog in the back of a police cruiser before returning her to her owner, Dennehy said.Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss