Dog, 2 rescued from LA river in Studio City

LOS ANGELES, CA — After a two-hour rescue effort, crews were able to rescue a dog from the fast-moving Los Angeles River on Monday after saving a woman and a man who then jumped out to retrieve the dog, officials said. firefighters.

The man suffered unknown injuries after he lost the dog’s grip and was pulled out of the water near Studio City, according to live footage from NBC Los Angeles.

The rescue operation was launched at 2:40 p.m. when fire crews set up several rescue points to hoist a woman and her dog out of the fast-moving waters. Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department crews were able to rescue the woman, but the dog was swept into the river by the fast current.

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The waters were moving between 5 and 10 mph after heavy rain on Monday morning, according to firefighters. A man jumped into the water and tried to hold the dog down as they were both swept away.

“Unfortunately, during this time, a bystander entered the water. He was able to grab the dog and they were then carried downstream,” the Los Angeles Fire Department wrote in a statement.

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The man was able to grab a rope thrown down the side of the river by other passers-by, but he was no longer able to hold the dog, LAFD said.

Bands of Angelenos stood and watched on both sides of the river for miles as the dog waded through the water. The frightened dog allegedly bit several people trying to save him, according to live footage from NBC Los Angeles.

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