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Dog Rescued From LA River


Scooby, after being rescued from the fast-moving Los Angeles River in Studio City, Calif., on March 28, 2022. (L.A. Animal Services)

A woman and her dog got trapped in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River Monday, and while the woman was quickly brought to safety, the spooked dog broke free and waded into the rushing river, sparking a dramatic, nearly 90-minute rescue effort.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the woman and the dog were spotted in the water near the Sepulveda Dam just before 2:15 p.m., according to the department's Margaret Stewart.

Crews managed to rescue the woman by about 2:40 p.m., but the dog made its way into the water, alternately walking and swimming down the rushing river, unable to reach dry...

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