Dec 12, 2013 12:57 PM by David Randall
First responders in Auburn, Maine were given a refresher in their ice rescue procedures when they responded to a call for help for a dog that fell through the ice on a pond early Tuesday morning.
The Auburn Fire Department received the call just after 2am that a doberman was stranded in a hole about 200 feet from shore.
Firefighters donned exposure suits and ventured out onto the ice and found the dog unconscious and hypothermic.
She was loaded into an inflatable rescue boat and pulled to shore with a rope.
"This time of year we begin to ramp up our expectations and refreshing on-ice rescue training, so we were prepared," explained Auburn Fire Chief Frank Roma.
"At this time of the year, early in the season and late in the season as the ice is coming in and going out, that these type of incidents happen."
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