Freedom — March 9, 2012 — A woman and her two dogs were pulled from Ossipee Lake on Thursday afternoon by members of the Freedom Fire Department.
Acting Fire Chief Justin Brooks said they got a call that two dogs had fallen through the ice and were in the water in the Berry Bay area of the lake. Upon arrival of the crew, the caller, a woman, had gone through the ice, too.
Rescuers donned coldwater suits and pulled out the woman and the dogs. Brooks said the woman was checked at Huggins Hospital, adding that the dogs — a Labrador retriever and a mixed breed — appeared none the worse for the experience, though happy to be out of the cold water.
“They wanted to play,” Brooks remarked.
Brooks said the ice has not been good this year. The warm temperatures have further eroded the ice.