Radford, VA

RCPD and Fire and EMS rescue a dog from the New River

Cheryl E Preston

Dog was saved from drowning in the New RiverPhoto byFacebook screenshot

Radford Authorities rescue drowning dog

In Roanoke, for the past week, a bear has been roaming in Northwest City and evading WIldlife Control officials. It was initially spotted at Round Hill Elementary School and on Thursday afternoon had made it's way a few miles away and was seen at Central Baptist Church. That same day Radford local authorities had their own adventure with an animal who was rescued from the jaws of death.

Sometimes everyone is in the right place at the right time and miracles occur which is what happened on Thursday and a tragedy was averted. There have long been tales told of the police saving cats from trees but how often do you hear that law enforcement rescued a dog from a river? Boaters who were going down the New River in Radford spotted a drowning dog in the water.

Teamwork saved the drowning dog.Photo byFacebook screenshot

Teamwork saved the animal's life

They noticed the animal was clearly in distress and contacted the Radford City Police Department who along with Radford Fire and EMS worked together and rescued the frightened canine. It's not clear why the dog was in the middle of the New River or if he has owners. An update was given on the RCPD Facebook page indicating that "Dr. Lawrence" had said the pup was doing well and eating. Thank God for those heroic efforts that saved the life of the dog. Now if only that black bear in Roanoek an be found and let loose in the wild.

"As you can see it was a team effort and these amazing citizens saved a dog's life," RCPD said. "Thank you to our officers and Radford City Fire/EMS for your response that led to the fast rescue of the cold and tired pup."

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