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Firefighting News: Boston Firefighter Saves Dog from Icy Harbor

01/09/2014
A Boston firefighter braved frigid cold to rescue a dog who fell through Boston Harbor's ice into the freezing cold water at Pleasure Bay, reports The Boston Herald. Sylvie, a 13-year-old Husky, was walking with her owner when she ran across the ice near Castle Island and fell through. After receiving the call, firefighter Sean P. Coyle of Ladder 19, a seven-year vet, donned the survival suit and rode out onto the ice using a sled-type piece of equipment called the “stokes basket.” "As I got closer, I could see the ice was encapsulating him," Coyle said. "He was frozen and real scared, I'd say he had less than half an hour left." The dog already had been in the 20-d...

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