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Dog Rescued After Falling Into Icy New Hampshire River

HAMPTON, N.H. (CBS) – Firefighters rescued a dog from a New Hampshire river after it fell through the ice and was unable to make its way back to shore.

Just before 8 a.m. on Friday, a Hampton resident called firefighters to alert them that a dog was in the middle of a hole in the ice of the Taylor River.

Hampton Dog Rescue
A dog fell through the ice of a Hampton, N.H. river. (Image Credit: Hampton Fire Department)

Firefighters put on cold water rescue suits and went out onto the river using a boat.

The dog, which was about 50 feet from shore, was described by firefighters as "cold and exhausted."

After the dog was pulled onto the boat, he was brought to the waiting animal control officer on dry land.

Hampton Dog Rescue
Firefighters begin to make their way to a dog that fell through the ice. (Image Credit: Hampton Fire Department)

Police gave the dog an escort to the animal hospital.

The dog likely had hypothermia, but was given warming fluids and is expected to fully recover.

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