“The ice looks like February ice, but it’s only slush,” said Lewisporte fire chief Rob Fudge.
Firefighters suited up and went out onto the ice with rescue equipment after the animals. One of the dogs was not responsive. Town manager Brian Peckford performed CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but it succumbed to the cold water and did not survive.
The other dog was fine.
At this week’s council meeting, superintendent of works Corb Randell expressed appreciation to the department for the professionalism and efficiency of the firefighters.
Fudge warned people to stay off the ice this time of year, as it’s not safe for people or animals.