Dog rescued from Mill Pond in Antrim

A firefighter works to rescue a dog from Mill Pond in Antrim on Wednesday.

A firefighter works to rescue a dog from Mill Pond in Antrim on Wednesday. PHOTOs COURTESY ANTRIM FIRE DEPARTMENT

LEFT: Firefighters arrive at Mill Pond to rescue a dog that had fallen in the water.

LEFT: Firefighters arrive at Mill Pond to rescue a dog that had fallen in the water. PHOTO COURTESY ANTRIM FIRE DEPARTMENT

RIGHT: Firefighters and police officers at the scene of Wednesday’s incident at  Mill Pond in Antrim.

RIGHT: Firefighters and police officers at the scene of Wednesday’s incident at Mill Pond in Antrim. PHOTO COURTESY ANTRIM FIRE DEPARTMENT

A firefighter moves toward the dog that had fallen in Mill Pond.

A firefighter moves toward the dog that had fallen in Mill Pond. PHOTO COURTESY ANTRIM FIRE DEPARTMENT

A dog that had gotten out of his house without his owner knowing fell through the ice into Mill Pond in Antrim.

A dog that had gotten out of his house without his owner knowing fell through the ice into Mill Pond in Antrim. PHOTO COURTESY ANTRIM FIRE DEPARTMENT

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.

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