JFD Comes To The Aid Of A Stranded Dog!

JFD Comes To The Aid Of A Stranded Dog! 

Yesterday afternoon, the Jackson Fire Department came to the aid of a stranded dog. But this wasn’t and ordinary rescue! According to the JFD, a call came in on Electra Road for a dog stranded out in the rapids of the Mokelumne River.  Jackson Firefighters arrived and found the dog approximately 50’ off shore stranded in between two strong currents.  Two members of the JFD were able to suit up and swim out to the dog, while the other members provided shore based safety.  They were then able to bring Sarge back to shore safely and reunite him with his owner.  The JFD would like to remind everyone to use safety when around fast, moving water. River flows are very high right now due to snow melt, and the flows are unpredictable.  Always use flotation devices and know your limitations. The water is also extremely cold and hypothermia is a high risk.   On a side note, the Jackson Fire Department is an all-risk fire department, and are able to assist whenever and wherever is needed.  Along with all the certification and training, they also have a large compliment of rescue equipment for all situations.

Written by KVGC Staff

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