Dog rescued in Berlin Lake Reservoir by Fire Department

DEERFIELD, Ohio - Deerfield police rescued a dog, Lucy, from the Berlin Lake Reservoir Thursday.

"I commend them ... they went above and beyond the call of duty," said Lucy's owner, Bob Webster, Friday outside of his Portage County home.

Webster told us a neighbor called authorities out to the Bandy Road area of the Berlin Lake Reservoir at around 5:15 p.m. Thursday after his dog fell through the ice.

Captain Brian Allison put on the "gumby suit," a floatable suit used by the U.S. Coast Guard, and pulled Lucy back onto the ice.

"She was cold and obviously scared and then she had trouble swimming," said Allison, "... when I saw her swimming towards me, she went under a couple of times before I could get all the way to her."

Allison told NewsChannel 5 Lucy was too cold to walk so he picker her up and walked back to shore.  When asked of the dangers of the rescue, Allison simply answered, "Wouldn't you want your dog rescued?"

"She's part of my life and for them to go out of their way like that, I commend them 100%," said Webster.

Lucy was not injured in the rescue.  Officials said once she warmed-up, she was back to her normal self. 

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