EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — Crews in East Greenwich saved a man who went into an icy pond to try and rescue his dog Sunday morning.
The incident happened in the water near Brisas Circle just before 11:30 a.m.
Fire officials say the man and the dog were about 100 feet from land when crews arrived.
Firefighters were able to rescue the man from the water after throwing a rope out and pulling him back in.
As crews were attempting to save the dog, fire officials said it bit a firefighter. The dog was able to safely make it out of the water on its own.
The firefighter suffered a facial injury that will require plastic surgery, according to a tweet sent out by the local firefighter’s union. He’s now recovering after being treated at Rhode Island Hospital.