Darien Police, Darien Fire Department rescue dog in distress in Five Mile River

Photo courtesy Darien fire inspector Shawn Murphy

This afternoon, Darien officers along with the Darien Fire Department responded to Five Mile River Road on a report of dog in distress in the icy waters of the Five Mile River. The dog had made its way to a small patch of grass but became stranded as the tide came in.

The Darien Fire Department quickly donned cold water gear and using a nearby dinghy, were able to reach the dog and return to shore where it was reunited with its owner, uninjured.