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The LAFD is Rescuing a Dog in L.A. River [Updated with Video]
It's not just local news, this is national news (MSNBC, FOX News and Headline News are airing it). The Los Angeles Fire Department is currently trying to rescue a dog near the 26th Street bridge near the Los Angeles-Vernon border. The black canine was sitting in the river looking up at rescuers, but once they entered and got near it, it ran away. It's being webcasted live by Fox. Update: The dog airlifted out of the river and placed on a bridge. "That was surreal," said BuckeyeGirlLA on Twitter. Yes, that was, indeed, surreal.