Wellesley Police Web News Update: Dog Rescued From Icy Charles River



this is a Wellesley police.com web news update on Sunday December 22nd at 1:39 p.m. Wellesley police dispatchers Kelly O'Brien and Mark Knapp received a frantic 911 call from a person at the Elm Bank reservation the caller reported that their golden retriever had fallen through the ice on the Charles River and was trapped in a remote section of Elm Bank dispatchers O'Brien inapt used the caller's cell phone GPS location through the 911 system to pinpoint the caller's exact location in the woods near the river the closest location to the caller was winding river circle in Wellesley this information was absolutely critical in directing first responders to the correct area Wellesley police officers and Wellesley firefighters will then able to locate the dog about 50 yards offshore in the Charles River the dog was trapped by ice and unable to make it to shore Wellesley firefighter Dave Papazian suited up in a cold water survival suit and went right in after the dog firefighter Papazian navigated his way out to the dog a five-year-old golden named Crosby firefighter Papazian was then able to swim out breaking up the ice on the way he was able to rescue Crosby and guide her to shore Wellesley Fire lieutenant Paul Delaney also suited up in a cold water survival suit and assisted in the rescue other officers and firefighters on the shore pulled the rescue team in with the use of ropes once the dog was on dry land fire captain Jim Donaghy and Wellesley police officer Tim Gover dried off Crosby using blankets and a fire coat Crosby was a little cold and shaking but all things considered seemed in very good health Crosby was reunited with her mother a short time later this has been a Wellesley police.com Webb news update happy holidays from the Wellesley Police Department and thanks for watching

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