GIRL RESCUED AFTER FALL THROUGH RIVER ICE

hot-topic rightToday’s Asbury Park Press reports that a 10-year-old Rumson girl was safely pulled from the frozen Navesink River Saturday morning after falling through the ice.

The Press gives the location as “the floating dock which juts out into the Navesink River” near the Avenue of Two Rivers.

The child, who was not identified by name in the Press, was walking her dog at the time of the incident.

From the Press:

According to the victim, the dog bolted after seeing birds take off from the river and ran off the dock onto the ice. The girl, who was attached to the dog by his leash, was pulled off the dock onto the ice.

Another young girl, who lives on the Avenue of Two Rivers adjacent to the river, heard cries for help.

The girl told her father John Reichert, who ran to the dock and immediately pulled both the girl and her pet dog, “Wolfie” out of the frigid waters.

Reichert and his 10 year-old daughter are credited with saving the young girl and her pet dog from a potential tragedy.

Rumson Police Lt. Scott Paterson, Sgt. Chris York and Ptl. Richie Torres assisted at the scene.

The girl was examined by the Rumson First Aid Squad at the home of her rescuers, and released, Tobias said.