2 dogs rescued from the icy Barnegat Bay

    Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department members conducting an ice rescue drill on the Barnegat Bay in Jan. 2015. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department members conducting an ice rescue drill on the Barnegat Bay in Jan. 2015. (Photo: Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    Firefighters rescued two dogs yesterday afternoon from the icy Barnegat Bay.

    Off Holgate in extreme southern Long Beach Island, the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company was called for a dog on the ice near a bulkhead, according to a department release. 

    Lt. Shane Gallagher donned an ice rescue suit and safely removed the dog, who did not suffer any apparent injuries. The dog was reunited with its owner. 

    Further north in Seaside Park, Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department members rescued a golden retriever that had jumped out of a car window after seeing ducks, Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN) reported. 

    At that point, the dog ran onto the bay, which was undergoing a thaw after it was partially frozen since last weekend, and fell through the ice. 

    Firefighters and police responded to the scene, and the dog was quickly rescued.

    There were no injuries in that incident.

    On Monday, emergency officials warned to stay off the Barnegat Bay.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.