Dog and Owner Pulled to Safety from Columbia River Swift Current
Here's a reminder to wear your life jacket. It will save your life.
Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office were patrolling the Columbia River Friday morning in preparation of the Water Follies weekend, when they encountered a dog in the water. The chocolate lab jumped in after a hat. The owner immediately jumped in (without a life jacket) after the dog, and both were caught in the river's fast current.
As they were floating down river toward the boat race course, marine deputies caught up to them. The Officers were able to pull the dog and owner from the river to safety aboard the patrol boat. Great job, Deputies!