Ted the dog saved by Six Nations firefighters from an icy fate

Surrounding Ted are Six Nations Gold Platoon firefighter heros Back Row (L to R) Peter Richardson - FF, Mark Johnson – A/Captain, Brendan Hall - FF, Marion Hill – District Chief Front Row (L to R) Cameron Green – FF, Dereck Manitowabi – A/Fire Chief, TED, Emma Orr – FF, Billie Bomberry dog owner. (Submitted photo)

By Victoria Gray Writer Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services (SNFES) received a call from a good Samaritan after the dog, Ted, fell through the ice on the Grand River on February, 9. A community member spotted Ted falling through the ice while clearing snow from his driveway and called SNFES. Acting fire chief Dereck Manitowabi said Ted was in the water for 15 to 20 minutes before they were able to reach him and he was absolutely exhausted. “He wasn’t moving when we first got to him. Once I got my hands on him he started coming around. The only thing holding him onto the ice was his jaw. He just wasn’t moving. He knew that was the only thing holding him up,” Manitowabi said. SNFES carefully coordinated a…

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