Attempts to rescue dog stranded on icy New York river fail

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Posted: Jan 08, 2015 9:57 AM

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters in New York were unsuccessful in their attempts to rescue a dog that got stranded on the ice of the Mohawk River near Schenectady.

Fire officials in the town of Glenville tell The Daily Gazette of Schenectady (http://bit.ly/1KoFSyF ) that the 7-year-old husky was about 200 yards from shore when rescue crews arrived on the scene around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The owner says the dog broke free while being walked and ran onto the ice floes.

An ice rescue team tried to reach the dog but the ice broke up and the current proved too risky. A fire department airboat crew was launched, but rescue crews lost sight of the dog as it got dark.

Officials say the ice jam the dog had been on broke up and was swept downriver.

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Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/