Station 45 has dramatic dog rescue from icy bay in Seaside Park…

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This was the dramatic scene off of the bayfront at “C” Street in Seaside Park on the morning of January 26, 2008, when this runaway dog fell through thin ice and had to be rescued.

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Brothers Kevin and Wes Gorman, relative newcomers to the SPFD, were the pair who actually waded out and got the dog.

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Seaside Park Asst. Chief Paul Wrobleski is seen with Seaside Heights Asst. Chief William Rumbolo. Chief Rumbolo, who is the Animal Control Officer in Seaside Heights, assisted with the call of a dog that needed to be rescued after falling through the ice at “C” Street and the Bayfront in Seaside Park.

Station 45 has dramatic dog rescue from icy bay in Seaside Park: It was a life or death situation for a frightened black Lab that had fallen through the very thin off the bayfront in Seaside Park just past noon of Saturday January 26th. The runaway dog had been missing from its Seaside Heights home on Dupont Avenue, near the border of the two neighboring municipalities since the previous night, according to sources. The frightened dog was seen trying to stay afloat, clearly having fell through the thin ice that had formed during the recent cold snap. A team from Station 45, The Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call. Commanding the scene was SPFD Asst. Chief Paul Wrobleski, leading a team that included brothers Kevin and Wes Gorman, John Wrobleski, Dave Hansen, Mike Tumolo, Paul Barna, Donald McLaughlin and also Station 44 Asst. Chief William Rumbolo from Seaside Heights, who also responded to the call. After putting on special gear, the Gorman brothers broke through the slushy ice in tandem, slowly making their way to the dog. The pair were assisted in the water by John Wrobleski, who helped feed a rope line from shore and was awaiting with a kayak. Using a snare, the dog was plucked from where it was stuck, and was very cooperative to its rescuers. The dazed and confused dog was quickly loaded aboard the kayak, and then it was reeled back to shore making a dramatic return to land, admit a cheering crowd of on-lookers. Once on the beach, the dog was covered with blankets, and quickly placed inside an awaiting warm vehicle. The dog was put in the care of the Seaside Park Animal Control officer, and later examined by Dr. Fritz McHugh, of Coastal Veterinary. The dog’s owners had been looking for their pet, and were notified of the event via telephone by a friend who recognized the dog at the scene, sources said. The dog was also said to be unharmed, and has been returned to its owner.

CLICK THE ARROW BELOW TO BE CONNECTED TO A VIDEO NOW POSTED ON youtube.com OF THE DRAMATIC DOG RESCUE OFF OF “C” STREET AND THE BAY IN SEASIDE PARK…

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