Firefighters rescue dog from icy pond

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CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (WANE)  – A dog was rescued by firefighters Wednesday night after falling through an icy pond in Churubusco.

According to Smith Township Fire Department Chief Chris Tomlinson, a neighbor saw the black lab fall through the ice and into a neighborhood pond in the 8000-block of County Road 700 N just after 5 p.m. The neighbor called the fire department for help.

Firefighters Bruce Shanabarger and Ben Rinker went in after the dog and three other firefighters helped from land.

According to Tomlinson, they got the dog out of the pond in about 10 minutes. Firefighters said the dog was not injured.

Tomlinson said this was only the fifth animal rescue the department has made in the past 20 years. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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