Top News

Lewisporte Fire Rescue retrieve two dogs from icy water

Two members of Lewisporte Fire Rescue use ice rescue equipment to make their way across the thin ice to rescue two dogs that had fallen in the water.
Two members of Lewisporte Fire Rescue use ice rescue equipment to make their way across the thin ice to rescue two dogs that had fallen in the water.

LEWISPORTE, NL — Lewisporte Fire Rescue was called to the ice in downtown Lewisporte on Tuesday after two dogs were spotted falling into the water.

“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.

Lewisporte Fire Rescue made an ice rescue on Tuesday after two dogs fell in the water.

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.

christy.janes@pilotnl.ca

Latest News