Cops rescue child, dog from icy water in Sayville

SAYVILLE - ? Officials say an 11-year-old girl and her neighbor's dog fell through the ice and into the water approximately 50 yards offshore in the Great South Bay near Candee Avenue in Sayille this afternoon.

Cops say the agency responded to the call with two ambulances, two paramedic first responders and several EMTs.

Suffolk County Police say an officer went into the water to pull the child, Sarah Thalhammer, from the ice. Cops credit ambulance company members and bystanders for assisting by pulling both the officer and the child to shore. The dog was rescued by fire department personnel and is doing OK.

The child and officer were treated for hypothermia and transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center for care and are listed in stable condition.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

An Amtrak power problem in one of the 1 More headaches for LIRR riders after Amtrak power problem
Jack Martins, a Republican member of the state 2 Sen. Martins announces Nassau exec bid
An Amtrak power problem caused Long Island Rail 3 Amtrak power problem causes more LIRR disruptions
Suffolk County has scrapped a controversial proposal to 4 Suffolk scraps proposal to raise ticket fees
Police say Jay Marcello inappropriately touched teenagers while 5 Prosecutors: Camp counselor accused of sexual abuse had 8 victims

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE