Dog rescued by owner from icy Jamaica Pond
BROOKLINE, Mass. (WHDH) -- A woman followed her dog out onto Jamaica Pond on Monday and fell through the ice.
“She was taking a walk and I believe our dog Marley was off leash and ran to the pond and Laurie went to get her,” said Catlin Rockman, victim’s partner.
"I love her more than anything, I would do anything for her, so it was not even a second thought," said Laurie Lindop, who fell through the ice.
Marley, a German Sheppard, apparently made a break for it during her regular afternoon walk to chase a duck. She ran out onto the partially frozen pond and her owner went after her. They both ended up in the icy water.
"I just ran and it was shallow for a few feet and then it was really deep. I was breaking the ice to get to her," Lindop said. “The only time I got really scared about two feet away from her, and then I started realizing my muscles were cramping. I couldn't breathe well. That’s when I started calling for help.”
Before EMT's arrived, Lindop pushed Marley to the shore and they both made it out of the pond. An ambulance took her to get checked out.
Meanwhile, Marley was kept warm in a police cruiser until she could be taken home.
“It was crazy and awful. I just came here got some clothes and a towel. That’s it,” said Rockman.
EMT’s who responded to the scene said they aren’t clear how deep the water is.