Kings Park, Ny - October 26, 2016 - Suffolk County Police officers rescued a male 6-year-old Golden Doodle from an abandoned cesspool in Kings Park last night.
Boris Avezov was outside of Superior Ice Rink, located at 270 Indian Head Road walking with his dog Poofa at approximately 7:30 p.m. when the dog pulled his leash away from his owner to chase a rabbit. Poofa then fell into a 16-foot abandoned cesspool located behind the ice skating rink where he remained for approximately an hour as officers from Emergency Service Section worked to free him.
Emergency Service Section officers Tom Russo, Officer Mike Cocia and Officer Lance Prager were lowered into the cesspool using a mechanical pulley system. The officers were then able to adapt a sked, a piece of equipment normally used to rescue people, to save the dog. Emergency Service Section Officers Glen Baillargeon, Gerry Sheridan and Mike Simpson were also involved in the rescue.
Poofa and the officers were not harmed. Avezov, of Bellmore, was waiting for his children who were ice skating at the rink.