Firefighters jumped into the chilly back bay to rescue a dog on New Year’s Eve, officials say.
Authorities received a 911 call altering them to drowning dog trapped underneath a dock off 42nd Street in Avalon shortly before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Arriving police officers attempted to rescue the dog with a floatation device but could not reach the canine, who was deep under the dock but able to breathe from a small air pocket, according to a borough press release.
Avalon Assistant Fire Chief Robert Ferguson arrived and jumped into the bay but a life jacket but was unable to rescue the dog.
That’s when Avalon Fire Inspector Lisa Sadelli jumped into the water and successfully secured the dog, who was taken to a veterinarian for further evaluation.