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Police detective saves drowning dog

A U.S. Park Police detective dove into the Washington Channel to save a drowning dog.

Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said a Park Police officer spotted the animal in the East Potomac Park area about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and that it appeared to be in distress. When the officer tried to pick up the dog, it jumped into the channel between the park and the Southwest waterfront.

Schlosser said a detective who heard radio reports of the incident responded to the scene, recognized the dog was in danger of drowning and dove in after it. He said the detective brought the dog to dry land.

The dog, which Schlosser described as a border collie, was taken to a hospital and later released to its owner. The owner was given a citation for not having his dog on a leash and paid a fine.
-- Associated Press

By Maria Glod  |  July 19, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
Categories:  District of Columbia  
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