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Saved the Dog and the Day

Thu, 12/29/2022 - 10:30

It was all the talk at Grindstone Coffee and Donuts in Sag Harbor on Saturday morning, but nobody knew why all those sirens were blaring along Main Street. “The store was full, and everyone stopped ordering to watch the convoy of emergency vehicles pass through the village,” said Eden Benard, manager of the popular doughnut shop.

Sag Harbor Police Chief Austin McGuire told The Star this week that a dog on North Haven was at the heart of the hubbub. It had gone into the bay on a frigid morning, he said, only to find itself in need of an “ice rescue.”

The chief wasn’t at the scene, but monitored the unfolding drama via radio. Someone ran into the water to help, he said, but soon needed help himself. Someone else, possibly in a wetsuit, also jumped in, or was about to — the reports were unclear — when emergency services personnel arrived and saved the day, and the dog.

It happened at around 11:30 a.m. off Seaponack Drive, off West Neck Harbor facing Shelter Island Sound, which is in the jurisdiction of Southampton Town. An inquiry sent to police headquarters there was met with an auto response: Nobody was available to provide any further information until the new year.

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