Second dog plunges into icy water

IPSWICH: A second warning over the perils of ice was issued today after another dog plunged into a frozen pond in an Ipswich park.

IPSWICH: A second warning over the perils of ice was issued today after another dog plunged into a frozen pond in an Ipswich park.

Fire services were called to rescue the dog at 10.09am this morning, after it plunged into a pond in Stone Lodge Park on Royston Drive.

The water rescue team from Princes Street Fire Station attended the incident and managed to pull the dog to safety.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that the dog had been taken to a nearby vet, but was believed to have survived the incident.

The Evening Star first highlighted the dangers of the frosty conditions after a dog died yesterday, having been plucked from icy park waters.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the animal - which was too weak to pull itself free from a pond in Chantry Park - died soon after arriving at Highcliff Vets Ellenbrook Green.

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With more snow forecasted, rescue services have warned the public to remain safe in the treacherous conditions.

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