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Pet dog rescued from icy Mohawk

Frigid-water drills pay off for crew

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Glen Fire Chief J.D. Downing’s 20 years of frigid water rescue training finally got put to the test Sunday morning. Since the department bought neoprene cold water survival suits back in 1993, he and his crew have drilled regularly, perfecting their skills, waiting for the day an unwitting local took a tumble into a wintry Mohawk River. Sunday morning, Downing got the call. It was time to don the neoprene, but not to rescue a ...

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