Police Officer Dives into River to Rescue Dog Trapped Under Tree

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

When officer Mark Smythe arrived at the banks of the Schuylkill River after receiving a call about a trapped dog, he knew he had just moments to react. Even though he had no idea how deep or cold the water was, he jumped in to free the 12-year-old Shepherd mix, who had become trapped beneath a tree. He whisked the dog, named Woody, to a local veterinary hospital, and both policeman and dog turned out fine. Without Officer Smythe’s quick thinking, owner Diane Murphy would probably have lost her beloved companion.

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Officer Mark Smythe and Woody after the officer’s daring rescue.

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