A 49-year-old Fair Haven woman was pulled from the Navesink last night after she fell through the river’s ice in an effort to retrieve a wayward dog, the Asbury Park Press reports.


Officer John Waltz responded to a report at around 5:50p that a dog had fallen through the ice off Denormandie Avenue when he heard a woman screaming that her mother had also fallen in.

From the story:

Waltz found Hogan clinging to the side of a barge, chest deep in water about 150 feet away from the shoreline, [Sgt. Joseph] McGovern said in a prepared release. With the help of Officer Stephen Schneider, the Fair Haven Dive Team, Fair Haven Fire Department and First Aid Squad, Hogan was pulled from the water to safety.

Hogan was taken to Riverview Medical Center and released after being treated for exposure. The dog was also rescued and taken to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital “as a precaution.”

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