Man, dogs lose home after boat becomes trapped by ice

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A boat that was once home to a man and his three dogs is trapped on ice in Monmouth County’s Sandy Hook Bay.

Joan Sapia of Keansburg says the boat belongs to her ex-husband, Danny Davis, 53, who is now living with her temporarily along with his dogs, according to an report.

Sapia posted in the Highlands, New Jersey Facebook group that the boat is moored but continues to be blown by the wind and dragged slowly by the thick ice in the bay.

Robert Siliato snapped the above image of the stuck boat over the weekend.

Sapia says they have been unsuccessful in finding a commercial ice breaker vessel to clear the way to remove the boat, adding that the Coast Guard can only recover if it enters the shipping channel.

Unless the boat is recovered soon, Sapia says Davis might have to leave her house because her landlord won’t let him remain there with the dogs.

“His plan as of now is to stay in his van, which is also non-moveable. My heart hurts for him. He’s the best guy in the world and I feel helpless right now. He’s on disability due to his heart condition,” she said.

Sapia says Davis will not leave his dogs.

“Praying someone can help find and tow his boat back. Prayers are really needed,” she wrote.

High temperatures will rise throughout the week, peaking to around 50 degrees on Friday and Saturday, so Mother Nature will likely assist.

Anyone willing to help Davis can reach Sapia at 848-466-6524.