Woman rescued by Spanish police after falling into a river to save a dog

THE Guardia Civil have rescued a woman who had fallen into a river to rescue a dog which was drowning.

The incident took place on the Chanza River, situated on the Camino del Rincón in Huelva.  It is understood that the woman was out on a walk with her father and sister at the time and spotted the animal in great difficulty. As she reached over to pull the dog out, she fell into the river and was unable to get out.

The emergency services were then alerted by her family members, with officers from the Guardia Civil moving to the scene. When they arrived the found the woman in the river, clutching on to the dog.  

It is understood that her father and sister had tried to pull the woman out, but were not able to. Officers were able to save the pair using ropes that were found in the area which were tied in a sailor’s knot and thrown at the woman who then placed it around her waist and pulled herself and the dog out of the water.

As Euro Weekly News understands, both the woman and the canine are in good health, and the dog is now being put up for adoption.

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The dog is now up for adoption. Credit: Guardia Civil.
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Isha Sesay