Cold-water rescue crews from three area fire departments assisted in the rescue of a pet dog that fell through thin ice into the frozen waters of a southern Maine pond.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Notched Pond in Raymond.
Crews from Gray dove into the icy waters and successfully pulled out Mishka, who was located about 150 feet offshore. Teams from Raymond and New Gloucester assisted at the scene.
Mishka's sister, Senga, led rescuers to where the dog had fallen through. A neighbor had heard strange barking sounds near the pond before notifying police.
Officials say Mishka is recovering normally and is considered in stable condition.
Gray Fire Chief Kurt Elkanich says everyone should be mindful that ice isn't safe anywhere.
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