Firemen Wade Through Frozen Lake to Save Dog Who Fell Through the Ice

Firemen Wade Through Frozen Lake to Save Dog Who Fell Through the Ice

On Saturday morning, firefighters of Station 18 in Oaklyn, New Jersey, received a 911 call regarding a dog who fell through ice.

The Shar Pei, identified as Lilly, was seen by bystanders walking along the thin ice of a lake when the the ice broke, plunging her into the frigid cold waters beneath.

Oaklyn Fire Department, Facebook

Volunteer firefighters hurried to the rescue. Two firemen crawled atop the frozen lake towards the hole Lilly had fallen through, bringing with them a sled with ropes attached. Eventually reaching her, the rescuers got into the frigid water themselves and put Lilly on the sled, wading alongside the cold pup as the sled was pulled to shore.

Oaklyn Fire Department, Facebook

Once they reached a safe spot, one of the firefighters carried Lilly the rest of the way.

Oaklyn Fire Department, Facebook

Lilly was happily reunited with her owner shortly after the incident.

Though it was a holiday weekend, the firefighters of Station 18 in this small New Jersey town were busy as ever. Just hours before Lilly’s rescue at 7:45am, the team had been called about a backyard chicken coop that had caught fire. The fire was reportedly started by a heating lamp the owners used to keep their fowl cozy in the below-20-degree weather.

Both rescues ended happily for human and animal, as no chickens, dogs, or people were injured that hectic day.

“It’s a good feeling to have a successful outcome,” said Oaklyn Fire Chief Scott Carins. “It’s basically the entire reason we’re in this business.”



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34 Comments

  1. Mickey Smith

    Thank you so much for being that baby’s hero

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  2. Shirley Klyn

    Thank You Firefighters, you are Awesome! what would we do without You?? You make the world a better place!! God Bless all of YOU!!

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  3. linda

    Wonderful to hear good news for a change. Hats off to the firemen who saved her. Need more people like you in the world today.

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  4. LE GALL JEAN

    YES for these couragous men !!

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  5. MARE

    Compassion. empathy and kindness is what is shown here. the best virtue’s one can have in their heart

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  6. Ravinder Singh

    These are angles.god bless you.

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  7. Giuseppe

    Se non ci fossero umani meritevoli di questo titolo, sarei per lo sterminio totale della nostra specie! Grazie d’esistere:)

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  8. Czerny

    A great big thank you to the firemen. The owners are unbelievably negligent. Why was Lilly wandering around alone?

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  9. cindi scholefield

    It seems that the firefighters are the real heroes of that country.

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  10. Shasha

    Thank you for all your awesome help! Saving lives by risking your own life is very loving. Thank you!

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  11. Fran del santo

    It is so nice to see real people caring about life of a fur friend. Thank you for the food in humans

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  12. Jacqueline

    The look on Lily’s face says Thank-You. I’m sure the chicken ???? faces do too.

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  13. Colleen Coleman

    To the brave first responders who risked their lives and saved the adorable Lilly and the chickens, thank you!! It is so wonderful to hear that these two situations turned out so successful and all animals were saved.

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  14. Diana

    I’m so grateful that these firemen saved chickens and Lilly, the dog! God bless them! 🙂

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  15. Leanne

    Thank God the firemen were there and were able to pull Lily to safety and reunite her with her very happy family. Thank God they were able the save all the chickens when their coup caught fire. I am thankful that no animal or human was hurt.????????????????????????????????????????

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  16. Margaret Envis

    Thank u so much for rescuing this baby ❤️

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  17. Melita Spackman

    These guys a true hero’s THANK YOU for everything you do. It’s finally great to read a postive story about animals being saved by people.

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  18. Amy Pruitt

    Omigosh…these are some outstanding humans!! All lives matter! ❤

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  19. gabriele Becker

    thank You for good news and for reportig about those heroes …

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  20. DJ

    Two HUGE thumbs up for doing what you. Be it human or animal, it’s all the same to you folks and to that THANK YOU!

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  21. barbara chipman

    Good men. thank you for all that you do.

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  22. Sandra

    GOD BLESS and hats off to the brave firefighters that rescued this precious puppy and the chickens!!! It’s WONDERFUL to finally have some GOOD NEWS!!! THANK YOU to ALL that were involved in the rescues!!! You all deserve recognition for what you do ALL THE TIME!!!! We couldn’t feel safe without you:) YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!
    L’vs Ya Sandy:) and Caesar(woof)

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