(UPI) Police and firefighters in New Jersey responded to a housing development where they used a ladder to rescue a dog that fell through the ice of a frozen pond.
The Howell Police Department said officers arrived along with Adelphia Fire Company after a 911 caller told dispatchers about 1:37 p.m. Thursday that her golden retriever had chased some geese out onto a frozen pond and subsequently fell through the ice.
The department said the responders placed a fire ladder on the surface of the ice and firefighter William Kruse used it to venture out onto the pond.
Kruse ended up falling into the water, but he was able to reach the dog, Duke, and they were both pulled to safety.
Kruse was examined at the scene by Howell First Aid and found to be injured. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian and is expected to be fine, police said.Copyright 2017 by United Press International