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Dog clinging to ice rescued from New Jersey river

January 31, 2013 2:35:18 PM PST
Dog rescued from ice in New Jersey river Firefighters spent two hours rescuing a dog that was clinging to ice in a New Jersey river Wednesday night.

Witnesses said the dog had fallen through the ice and was in the Raritan River in Bridgewater for 30 minutes before help arrived.

Officials say two firefighters were tethered together and turned a ladder on its side to reach the Labrador/Rottweiler mix.

The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital, where it was warmed up.

The dog didn't have a collar, but a microchip helped officials identify its owner.

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