Video: Boston Firefighter Rescues Dog That Fell Through Ice in Jamaica Pond

A dog named Maggie needed to be rescued by a Boston Firefighter from Jamaica Pond after falling through the ice on Feb. 23rd.

Here is a video of the daring rescue by Boston Firefighter Mike Ronayne, which shows how he crawled out on the ice while wearing a suit designed to combat frigid water temperatures. At one point the firefighter also fell through the ice. But without much delay he was able to rescue the dog, pulling it out from the water, and Maggie the dog happily walked away and joined her owner on land.

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Maggie the dog appeared OK after being rescued from Jamaica Pond.

Emily Andrea Robertson captured video of the rescue and shared it on Facebook.

“I almost didn’t walk the way I did on the pond but I’m glad I did! I saw Maggie had broken through the ice and her owner, William was shouting for her. [I] ran over and took off my boots and prepared to go in if she went under (I know it’s not too deep over there because I’ve been wading there) but the ice broke pretty quickly underfoot so I decided to call 911. The fire department came out and bravely rescued her. Mad props to them. Maggie is such a sweetheart and I’m so glad she’s ok!” wrote Robertson.

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A dog named Maggie fell through the ice of Jamaica Pond on Feb. 23rd and was rescued by the Boston Fire Department.