'Very happy to be rescued’: Officials save dog stranded in Ohio River

Dogs rescued from Ohio River - clipped version

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Crews worked to free a dog that was trapped on a pylon Friday morning in the Ohio River.

The dog was spotted near the Roebling Bridge.

The Covington Fire Department along with Cincinnati Heavy Rescue 14, BB Riverboats and Kenton County Animal Control all helped during the rescue. They were able to safely bring the dog to shore.

"Very happy to be rescued, tail wagging just very grateful and extremely tired. Apparently it had been on the water for some time” said John Martin, Covington Fire Chief.

A dog trapped in the Ohio River was rescued early Friday morning.
A dog trapped in the Ohio River was rescued early Friday morning.

“Special thanks to the sharp eye of a worker from ABM who spotted the dog and called for help,” a post on Facebook reads.

The dog is being treated at an area veterinarian for pneumonia and is expected to be OK.

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