FLORENCE, Ky. - A Union firefighter rescued a dog that fell through ice on a pond Sunday morning.
Brandon Kilby of the Union Fire Department along with personnel from Boone County rescue, Hebron, Florence, Erlanger, Point Pleasant and Covington Fire/EMS departments, responded to a call at a trailer park off of Green Lawn Avenue near Mount Zion Road in Florence after a 1-year-old husky named "Ali" fell through the ice, according to authorities.
Florence Fire/EMS initially received a call around 10 a.m. on Sunday. When department officials realized they could not save Ali through conventional means, they called in the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team, a multi-agency organization that includes Union's Fire/EMS department.
Donning an ice rescue suit, Kilby pulled Ali from the frozen body of water at about 10:40 a.m.
Bud Webster with the Florence Fire/EMS Department said the dog spent a "considerable amount of time" in the water.
Webster confirmed the rescued dog is OK after being taken to a vet to be "warmed up" and checked out. Ali was returned to her owners Sunday evening.
He also stated that rescue team members take special farm animal rescue classes but standard ice training techniques were used during this rescue.
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