BOURNE, Mass. (WHDH) – Firefighters were able to rescue a dog that fell through the ice on Queen Sewell Pond in Bourne on Wednesday.
The dog, whose name is Ruby, managed to make it about 40 yards onto the ice before she broke through.
Dive teams managed to work their way out into the frozen pond. The team wore survival suits to deal with the low temperatures, which were in the 20s at the time of the incident.
"The dog got caught on front of the hull on the ice. I had to grab its hind end," said Lt. Dan Dupuis, who was one of the firefighters on the scene.
Dupuis is a 16-year veteran and had to essentially throw the dog to safety.
After rescuing the dog from the water, she was transported to a warm vehicle, dried off and taken to a local veterinary hospital.
Officials said they were glad that the owner did not go out of the ice to rescue the dog. They said that it would have been an even worse scenario.
"The dog is probably home with his owner right now. They can enjoy the rest of the night," said Dupuis.