Dog pulled from LA river in dramatic helicopter rescue

A tiny dog who got caught in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River was saved on Friday in a dramatic airborne rescue.

People spotted the small dog being pulled downriver after a sudden thunderstorm swept the San Fernando Valley. A firefighter was lowered from a helicopter into the river to save the dog.

The dog, which appears to be a Corgi/Chihuahua, was taken to a shelter because he had no identification on his collar and does not appear to be microchipped.

Officials say the dog was a little shaken, but in good health, following the rescue.

John Terrusa, who rescued the dog, told ABC News, "Any life is precious and I know there is an owner out there that is absolutely totally distraught their dog is missing."


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  1. That dog will have a story to tell the grandkids!

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