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Wellesley firefighters rescue dog from Charles River

Dog OK after fall through ice

WELLESLEY, Mass. —Firefighters rescued a dog that fell through the ice and into the Charles River on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Watch report | See photos of the rescue

A woman was walking her golden retriever  in the Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley when the dog fell into the water while crossing the icy river, Wellesley Fire Department Capt. Jim Dennehy said.

The woman tried to go out on the ice and get the dog, but firefighters responding to her frantic 911 call told her it was unsafe. A firefighter attached to a rope went into the water to rescue the dog, Dennehy said.

Firefighters dried off and warmed up the dog and said she will be OK.


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Wellesley Police photo

Wellesley firefighters responded Sunday to a frantic 911 call from a woman whose dog fell through the ice on the Charles River.