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."