- New Jersey Fire Fighters daring puppy rescue attempt in freezing temperatures
- The pup was not grateful to be rescued as he attacked his rescuers
- The fire fighters were glad that the rescue was successful
New Jersey fire fighters battled across the frozen Lindy’s Lake in West Milford to save a puppy that was in danger of drowning or dying of hypothermia. The 6 month old German shepherd had escaped from his owner’s yard and while exploring his surrounds he fell through the thin ice of the lake. One of the rescuers also fell through during the rescue attempt.
The rescuers, dressed in cold-water survival suits, crawled across the lake with a sled. It’s customary to be grateful to your rescuers, but not this pup. He barked and bit at his rescuers and actually swam away. But finally after six minutes the frightened dog allowed himself to be rescued.
Deputy Chief Darren Williams was very pleased that they were able to save the dog. The dog was cold but appeared to be none the worse in spite of nearly drowning a couple of times. The owner, Yolanda Ortiz was very grateful to the department for their help.