A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City located a truck that fell through the ice on Toms River, New Jersey, March 1, 2015.
U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic
By Rishi Iyengar
March 2, 2015

Two people in New Jersey abandoned their pickup truck in a frozen river with a dog inside, after an attempt at some winter daredevilry went awry.

Authorities were alerted by a call just after midnight on Saturday, reporting that a pickup truck had driven onto the frozen Toms River near Pine Beach, N.J. and was doing “donuts” on the ice.

“The headlight and brake lights could be seen from the shoreline as the vehicle headed South and West towards the other side of the river,” the Toms River Police Department said in a statement. “After a period of time went by the lights suddenly were no longer visible.”

Sergeant First Class Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police Dive team told the New York Daily News that police found the submerged vehicle around 3 p.m. on Sunday with a frozen dog inside.

Toms River Police said that two individuals have turned themselves in for questioning in connection with the incident.

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