Two brothers entered the frigid Dec. 22, 2019, waters of Lake Mohegan near Fairfield, Connecticut, in 2019 to save a 24-year-old man who had entered the lake to retrieve a dog that had broken through ice partially covering the lake. In open water about 100 feet from shore, the 24-year-old and the dog struggled in the water. Jonathan L. Goldfarb, a 26-year-old physical therapist of Fairfield, and Matthew Goldfarb, a 30-year-old Howell, New Jersey, teacher, responded and ran to the scene. They entered the water and moved ice out of their path as they swam to the man. Jonathan Goldfarb grasped the man, and Matthew Goldfarb grasped the dog, and they swam back to shore and exited the water. The men were treated at the hospital for hypothermia, lacerations, and contusions, but they recovered.
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