Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Ohio firefighter recovering from hypothermia after rescuing dog from frozen lake

See also

Once again a brave firefighter risked his own life on Sunday to save a dog from a frozen lake in Beartown Lakes in Auburn, Ohio reported fox8.com.

Julius, a one-and-a-half-year-old boxer decided it would be fun to chase geese, except the dog didn't take into account the thin ice on the lake; he fell in.

In a panic, Julius' owner called 911, and to the rescue came the Auburn Fire Department.

Firefighter Nick Tomaselli ventured out onto the lake, but the ice kept breaking, and to reach Julius, the fireman had to keep forging ahead in the ice. Unfortunately, Tomaselli's dry suit leaked, and by the time he was able to rescue Julius and bring the dog back to safety, the fireman suffered hypothermia.

Tomaselli was rushed to University Hospital's Geauga Medical Center where he is recovering.

Both fireman and dog are doing fine.

Thank you Nick.

Can we ask owners one more time before Spring hits as the ice continues melting, to keep their pets on leashes; our firemen shouldn't have to risk their lives for circumstances that are 100% avoidable and preventable.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos