Suffolk County Police rescued a puppy that had fallen through the ice of a Bayport creek this morning.
Police responded to Paulanna Avenue after a 911 caller reported that there was a dog in a canal at 8:20 a.m. Upon arrival, officers were unable to see a dog in the water, but the owner of a three-month-old Labrador, Kevin Fitz, approached Emergency Services Officer Daniel Coan at the scene and said his puppy was missing from Salt Meadow Lane in Bayport.
Officer Coan looked further and noticed broken ice on Homan Creek. He followed the trail of broken ice and heard barking and then located the puppy under a dock. Officer Coan and Fifth Precinct Police Officer David Preller were able to break a piece of the dock and pulled the puppy out of the water.
The puppy, Simon, was reunited with his owner.