SHREWSBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - The Shrewsbury Fire Department jumped into action when a dog fell through ice on Friday morning.

Crews responding to a report of a dog that had fallen through the ice at Flint Pond around 9:20 a.m. attempted to save the pup named Rocky but were unable to use a rescue a suit with a line due to the amount of sand and silt at the bottom of the pond, according to officials.

One firefighter could then be seen trudging through the icy water to rescue Rocky while another firefighter stood on a hovercraft with a rope, ready to pull him onboard.

Rocky made it onto the hovercraft and was safely reunited with his owner at the nearby boat ramp.

“The owner did the right thing by calling us to rescue the dog rather than trying to rescue the dog themselves,” Shrewsbury Fire Chief James Vuona said. “During the winter months, temperatures can fluctuate and cause the ice to weaken, so it’s important that residents do not attempt to walk out on any, regardless of the depth of water.”

Rocky is said to be doing well.

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