Every year, the Blackstone Fire Dept practices cold water rescue drills. The department has dry suits that are used when a rescue is needed, whether it is a person or animal. Drills take place in coldest time of the year once ice has formed on the Blackstone River or local lakes.
Today's forecast: Sunny and Cold and Breezy: 15 Degrees and gusts up to 15 MPH
The farther out the victim is in the water, the tougher it is to make a rescue.