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Friday, January 30, 2015
Firefighters Rescue Dog Floating in Rain-Swollen LA River
A dog struggling to keep its head above water in the roiling Los Angeles river was hoisted to safety in a heroic aerial rescue Friday afternoon.
The dog was spotted in the water at 3:45 p.m. Friday in Toluca Lake near the Barham Boulevard overpass of the river, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Thunderstorms Dump Heavy Rain on SoCal
It was swept miles downriver and saved in Glendale, near the 5 Freeway overpass.
The dog was in the river after a
in the San Fernando Valley flooded the river.
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Preliminary reports say the dog is a yellow labrador retriever, fire officials said.
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