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Middleboro firefighter makes dangerous ice rescue to save dog

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Captain Dave Taylor (left) and Firefighter Patrick Murphy rescued the dog, Kane, from Great Quittacas Pond this afternoon, Feb. 4. (Photo courtesy Middleborough Fire Department)

MIDDLEBOROUGH – Chief Lance Benjamino reports that the Middleborough Fire Department rescued a dog that had fallen through the ice Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 1 p.m., Middleborough Fire was dispatched to Great Quittacas Pond for a report of a dog that had run out onto unsafe ice.

A firefighter in a rescue suit was able to safely enter the pond and reach the dog, Kane, to bring him to safety. Kane was safely reunited with his owner.

“Ice rescues are a very dangerous operation, whether it’s a person or an animal,” Chief Banjamino said. “The responding firefighters did an outstanding job in safely returning this beloved pet to their owners. As always, we urge residents to remain vigilant near frozen ponds as temperatures can fluctuate and cause the ice to weaken.”

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