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Video: The Dramatic Rescue Of A Dog From The Raging Los Angeles River

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Firefighters used a helicopter to rescue an unfortunate dog on Friday afternoon, after a sudden thunderstorm turned the Los Angeles River into a raging torrent.

The dog was spotted in the river around 3:45 p.m. near Toluca Lake and was further swept a few miles downstream before being rescued in Glendale near the 5 freeway overpass, according to NBC 4. The dog is believed to be a yellow lab retriever.

ABC 7 reports that the dog was taken to the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights. Authorities believe it has an owner, as it had a collar and leash when it was rescued.

Poor thing. Sounds like it had a ruff day.

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