Boston Firefighter Rescues Siberian Husky From Ice-Covered Bay
A lucky husky was plucked out of the icy waters of Pleasure Bay yesterday by a firefighter who says dog or human, he’ll do what he can to save ’em.
“We look at the pets like citizens,” said firefighter Sean P. Coyle of Ladder 19. “They’re loved by their owners ... whether it’s in a burning building or a freezing lake, we just want to get them out safe.”
Sylvie, a 13-year-old, was out with her owner when she ran across the ice near Castle Island and fell through.
Coyle donned the survival suit and moved onto the ice in a Stokes basket.
“As I got closer, I could see the ice was encapsulating him,” Coyle said. “He was frozen and real scared.”
Coyle pulled Sylvie out — and she bolted across the ice to shore. Coyle fell in himself, but he was attached to a rope and his fellow jakes hauled him out.