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Dog stranded on island swims safely to shore

Alplaus firefighters climb on an island near the Saratoga side below the Lock 7 while trying to rescue a dog that became trapped on the ice Friday. As rescuers approached the dog fled along the shore line and got itself back to the mainland.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Alplaus firefighters climb on an island near the Saratoga side below the Lock 7 while trying to rescue a dog that became trapped on the ice Friday. As rescuers approached the dog fled along the shore line and got itself back to the mainland.
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An effort to rescue a dog on an island in the Mohawk River this afternoon ended with the dog fleeing safely to shore and firefighters with some training. Officials from both sides of the river launched the effort shortly before noon after a passer-by reported a long-haired black dog, on the island just below Lock 7. The concern was that the dog was trapped on the island, there appeared to be open water around it, ...


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