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COVENTRYâ€” Local firefighters braved the Artic temperatures Friday morning to save a dog that fell through the ice on the Pawtuxet River.
Coventry Fire District firefighter Jon Pascua explained that at 9:30 a.m. the district received a 911 call regarding a dog stuck in the freezing river off of Laurel Avenue.
When crews arrived, he said, they noticed the adult german shepherdâ€™s head was barely above the water.
â€śIt was struggling to get out,â€ť he added. â€śWe were concerned the dog was going to go under because it was showing signs of fatigue.â€ť
Firefighters Stephen Mann and Joe Hartman decided to throw on the ice recovery dry suits and venture into the water with a rescue sled to save the dog, whoâ€™s named Dallas.
When Mann approached Dallas, Pascua said, the canine used all his energy to swim over towards the firefighter.
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