Northborough firefighters rescue woman, dog stuck in ice


Northborough firefighters rescue woman, dog stuck in ice
Northborough firefighters and police responded to a report of a woman and her dog trapped at Carney Park. (Photo/Courtesy Northborough Fire Department)

NORTHBOROUGH – The Northborough Fire Department rescued a woman and her dog who were trapped in the mud and ice. 

On Feb. 27, the department was dispatched to the report that there was a woman stuck in the mud and ice up to her chest at Carney Park, according to Chief David Parenti. 

The department responded to the park at about 10:49 a.m. along with members of the Northborough Police Department. The woman was found about 1,000 feet down the trail.

According to Parenti, the department was told that the dog, who was an Australian Shepherd, took off and snapped its lead. 

The department got the woman out of the water by 11:02 a.m., and her dog, who was in a different location, at 11:05 a.m. Parenti said the woman was evaluated because she was cold and wet, but was not transported to the hospital. 

The rescue comes the day after members of the Northborough Fire Department attended an ice rescue training in Shrewsbury that was held by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services. 

According to Parenti, six firefighters participated in the training, and four of the six members responded to the call.

“Yesterday, we shared an article about several of our members attending an Ice Rescue Technician Class, as they say, timing is everything. … Awesome job by all members,” the department wrote on Facebook. 

Northborough firefighters rescue woman, dog stuck in ice
First responders rescued a woman and her dog that were trapped in the ice/mud. (Photo/Courtesy Northborough Fire Department)

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