Police rescue man and his dog from frigid Hightstown lake

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Hightstown police rescued a man and his dog after they became trapped in a frigid lake in Mercer County Wednesday night.

Authorities say 43-year-old Jason Taylor of Camden, Maine, was walking his dog along Peddie Lake in Hightstown when the dog unexpectedly jumped into the water.

Taylor went into the lake and soon guided the dog back toward the shore, but he couldn't hoist the 70-pound animal over a 7-foot stone wall around that part of the lake.

Two officers eventually got them out of the water. Taylor was treated at the scene by emergency responders, and the dog wasn't hurt.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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