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Dog trapped near Lake Mary dam rescued by Flagstaff fire crews

Posted at 8:49 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 12:15:57-04

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Flagstaff fire crews braved cold, fast-moving water to rescue a dog in need of help near the Lake Mary dam.

Fire officials say members of the Northern Arizona Animal Search and Rescue Team located the dog and tried to help on Monday, but they couldn’t safely lure it into a crate.

On Tuesday, the rescue team tried again, however snow-melt water flow and rain created more dangerous conditions around the dam. So, Flagstaff Fire responded to help.

Crew members wore ice water rescue suits and made their way through the water to the dog, which eventually made its way into the crate that had food inside.

Officials say the dog was cold and tired, but in good health. The rescue team took him to a local veterinarian to get him checked out.

Fire officials warn the public to be aware of water dangers and keep a distance.