Firefighters rescue dog stranded in White River

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis firefighters were called to save an unusual victim today: a dog stranded in the middle of a river.

According to IFD Capt. Rita Reith, 62-year-old George Adams and his 15-year-old son were walking their dog along the banks of the White River near 16th Street and Lafayette Road today it decided to take a swim.

Unfortunately, the dog, named Adam, became marooned after swimming to a small island about 50 feet from shore.

After failing to coax Adam back for an hour and a half, the men were forced to call the Indianapolis Fire Dept.

Members of Tactical Team 14 deployed a water rescue boat and retrieved the soggy Adam just after 6:30 p.m.  

Reith said the dog, a 5-year-old Boxer/Chow mix, was unharmed.

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