By Elizabeth F. McNamara
The call came in just before 1 p.m. Friday – a puppy had fallen through the ice in Greenwich Cove off Scalloptown Park. By the time firefighters arrived, the dog had been in the water for maybe 20 minutes and a bystander said the dog had gone under, EGFD Capt. Tom Mears recounted.
“We had somebody in a suit and had the dog recovered within eight minutes,” said Mears.
The “somebody” in question was fire Lt. Mert Greene. Mears was in charge and handled the rope attached to Greene that was used to pull in the firefighter and the puppy (named Archie).
“After several minutes of warming, the dog seemed fine and went home with the owner,” said Mears.
“Thank you to the EG Police and EG Fire departments for rescuing our pup in the frozen ice! Special thanks to Mert, our hero😊. Archie is feeling good – exhausted, but doing fine,” wrote the owner on Facebook Friday afternoon.