Search crews rescue dog from car submerged in Ogden River

Weber Search and Rescue crews set up a safety line, and a rescuer makes his way to the submerged car. Photo: Weber County SAR

WEBER COUNTY, Utah, June 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Weber County search crews rescued a dog from a car that overturned in the Ogden River Tuesday.

The patrol division responded to a motor vehicle crash in Ogden Canyon in which a vehicle had overturned into the Ogden River, said a Facebook post from Weber County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

“It was reported the driver fled the scene and they needed to clear the vehicle of any other occupants before it was removed from the water,” the post said. “Our team was requested to clear the vehicle as it was still in the water.”

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During the investigation a dog was heard barking inside the car.

“One of our dive team members was lowered down the rock wall and moved out to the vehicle,” the post said. “He was unable to get the dog out of the car, so the dog was secured inside the vehicle and removed once the car was out of the water. The dog was not injured, just a little wet and happy to get a treat.”

The post also thanked Weber County Animal Services for their assistance with rescue.

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