Basset Hound on dry land after plunging into icy lake

A Basset Hound is safe on dry land tonight after plunging into an icy lake in Bay Shore.Firefighters were called to Lawrence Lake to save

BAY SHORE - A Basset Hound is safe on dry land tonight after plunging into an icy lake in Bay Shore.

Firefighters were called to Lawrence Lake to save 12-year-old Walter after a passerby dialed 911. The ice rescue team says it raced to save Walter, who was 125 feet from shore and trying to stay afloat in 6 feet of water when they arrived.

Walter was treated by a Bay Shore-Brightwaters ambulance team and will be OK. His owner says he is very grateful for their help.

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