Police rescue dog from Chicago River
Posted on March 16, 2010 under Industry News
During a difficult rescue, police officers were able to pull a dog out of the Chicago River after she wandered into the water.
Elle, a German Shepherd and Yellow Labrador mix, was seen by bystanders struggling in the river, according to Chicago’s CBS affiliate, WBBM. The Chicago Police Marine Unit arrived on scene to assess the situation, which was growing increasingly dangerous for Elle.
"When we arrived, the dog went under," police officer Mark Jaeger told the news provider. "It had lost its function and had gone under, came back up, went under a second time, and as it came up to the surface, we had two divers ready who were able to grab the dog before it went under for its last time and brought it safely back onto the police boat."
When police pulled her from the river, Elle coughed up fluid and was shivering. But once the dog was reunited with her owner, she was in good dog health and returned home.