JANUARY 9, 2016 – The Smithtown Fire Department was toned out for a 16/23 (Water Rescue/Ice Rescue at 11:55 am with the location of the lake in Blydenburgh County Park.
It was reported that a man attempted to walk across a layer of thin ice in the lake to bring his dog back to shore. The dog had run out onto the ice moments earlier. The man fell through the ice and was waste deep in water and unable to wade back to shore.
Smithtown deployed its water rescue team to retrieve the man. With dry suits on the team entered the lake and was able to successfully return the dog owner to shore.
The dog owner was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center for observation.
On scene was Chief (2-4-33) Diecidue, Rescue 4-2-9, Engines 4-2-5, 4-2-4, Ambulances 4-2-6-2, 4-2-6-1 and assistance from the Kings Park Fire Department.