Long Beach lifeguard rescues dog in water in video shared on social media
Hero! Video shows a Southern California lifeguard swimming out to sea to save a dog caught in the ocean
- Rescuers in California rescued a dog that swam into the sea
- The recorded video happened on Saturday around 6:30 pm in Long Beach
- The little white dog seen in the video has been reunited with its owner
Lifeguards in one southern California town is being hailed as heroes after rescuing a small dog stranded in the ocean and washed ashore.
A video posted on social media shows a Long Beach lifeguard holding a small white dog on a board as the animal shivers from the cold.
The incident happened Saturday around 6 p.m. when officials received a call about a small dog running around in the area. Upon arrival, they found the puppy in the ocean.
That’s when one lifeguard didn’t hesitate to put on his suit and jump into action, rescuing the puppy and bringing him safely to shore.
“Long Beach lifeguards are heroes. Cheers,” one person wrote on Facebook.
Video shows a Long Beach lifeguard rescuing a small white dog in the water. Rescuers held the pup on their board while they swam to safety
Social media users were quick to thank the rescuers for saving the puppy’s life
There was a video placed by the Long Beach Fire Department late Saturday night.
According to the report, lifeguards were present when the dog ended up in the water.
“When personnel arrived, they saw the dog escape into the ocean and begin to swim out to sea,” the report said.
The rescuer on duty quickly rushed to help the animal, which ended up on the shore.
“Lifeguard 7 donned a wetsuit, grabbed a rescue board and buoy and went to rescue the small white dog,” the Long Beach Fire Department said.
The dog made it to the swim line in the ocean before a nearby boat crew could assist with the rescue.
The boat crew helped secure the animal with the rescuers and on the rescue board so the keeper could swim to land.
The video quickly gained thousands of views on social networks.
Commenters also added their two cents, sharing their gratitude for the rescuers and their anger at the dog’s owner.
‘Oh, thank you! The little guy is tired, wet, but still looks grateful. You are all wonderful,” one person wrote on Facebook.
“What a lie! God bless,” wrote another.
“Hero Rescue!” – exclaimed one of the users of social networks.
‘😡 for owners. Thanks to the rescuers who saved the poor guy,” one person wrote.
A nearby boat crew helped rescuers secure the animal on a life board so the keeper could swim to land
This is the announcement made Saturday by the Long Beach Fire Department detailing the rescue
They are Long Beach lifeguards who watch over nine miles of beaches
“You are all wonderful,” said one social media user who thanked the rescuers
“So lucky he was seen by lifeguards,” one person wrote in the comments
On Sunday, the Long Beach Fire Department said the puppy had been reunited with its owner
The Long Beach Fire Department initially said in a statement that the owner could not be located and asked the public to contact local animal shelters if they had any information.
However, the fire department said on Sunday that the dog was successfully reunited with its owner.
According to him siteLong Beach Lifeguards are responsible for monitoring and protecting over 5,000 acres of oceanfront property.
The group also patrols more than nine miles of beaches in the Southern California city.