Puppy rescued from Nelson pond

Firefighters with the rescued puppy

Firefighters with the rescued puppy

First published in Pendle

A SIX-MONTH-OLD puppy had to be rescue from freezing water in a Nelson park this morning.

The spaniel was being taken for a walk in Marsden Park at around 11am when it jumped into a frozen duck pond and fell below the ice.

Gary Ibbitson, watch manager at Nelson Fire Station, said: “We used water rescue equipment to break through the ice and carry the dog to safety.”

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4:44pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Izanears says...

Well done and thank you guys.
Well done and thank you guys. Izanears
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12:23am Fri 7 Dec 12

jaffa90 says...

Taken for a walk! Poppycock,just another irresponsible dog owner helping to make the firemen/women redundant due to wasted time.I hope it didn`t *rap in the pond as well.
Taken for a walk! Poppycock,just another irresponsible dog owner helping to make the firemen/women redundant due to wasted time.I hope it didn`t *rap in the pond as well. jaffa90
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12:42am Fri 7 Dec 12

Graham Hartley says...

What was the depth of the water in this duckpond? Did not the rescuers feel constrained by health and safety from attempting a rescue?

Six-month-old puppies should not find themselves in such positions of danger. Rather, they should spend their lives as members of a family, above humans in all respects. My Staffordshire has been accepted at Barking college. Beat that, any dog from Burnley.
What was the depth of the water in this duckpond? Did not the rescuers feel constrained by health and safety from attempting a rescue? Six-month-old puppies should not find themselves in such positions of danger. Rather, they should spend their lives as members of a family, above humans in all respects. My Staffordshire has been accepted at Barking college. Beat that, any dog from Burnley. Graham Hartley
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8:31am Mon 10 Dec 12

Lilaclilac says...

Least they called the fire service and didnt try rescue themselfs! fatality!
Least they called the fire service and didnt try rescue themselfs! fatality! Lilaclilac
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