Poodle rescued from ice floe on Kennebec River


BATH (AP) — A poodle that found itself in a pickle is safe and sound after floating down Maine’s Kennebec River on a small ice floe before being rescued.

A black standard poodle named Hoku jumped on the ice chunk while exploring the shoreline in Bath with her owner Saturday morning.

As Hoku floated swiftly downriver, two members of the Bath Iron Works security team took a boat out into the river in a rescue attempt.

Sgt. Paul White told The Times Record that he and Cpl. Harland Stanley let their boat come to a standstill and waited for the ice chunk to drift by. When that happened, Stanley grabbed the leash and called the dog by name. She then jumped from the ice onto the boat — dry and unscathed.