Around 7:37 a.m., Friday, March 6, Loudoun County received a 9-1-1 call for a report of a person trapped in an icy pond in the 300 block of Whipp Drive SE in Leesburg. Fire and rescue personnel from Leesburg responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed a dog in the water, approximately 70 feet from shore, struggling to get back on the ice. Two members of the ice rescue team, Firefighter Wade Mahaffey and Firefighter Jason Ilowite, suited up and entered the water. Secured to a safety line, Mahaffey and Ilowite worked together to rescue the dog and bring him safely to shore to his owner at approximately 7:51 a.m. … Continue Reading