• Dog rescued from icy Kennebec River


    BATH, Maine (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A dog was rescued from the icy Kennebec River Saturday morning in Maine.

    According to the Bangor Daily News, Hoku, a 1½-year-old black standard poodle, lost contact with her owner, Dana Bartone, who had been walking her along the river behind the Plant Home.

    The dog was returned to shore by two security officers, Sgt. Paul White and Cpl. Harland Stanley.

    When White and Stanley got to Hoku, she was dry and not injured.

    "We saw the dog sitting there on that small patch of ice like it was on a street corner, waiting for its owner," White told the newspaper. "We let the boat come to a standstill, let it drift by her, and Harland took her by the leash, and called her, and she jumped aboard."

    Bartone's wife, Maggie Limm, said it's a miracle Hoku didn't fall off the ice and was thankful for what White and Stanley did.

    Read more: Bangor Daily News

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