This Dog Was Tangled In Branches On A River For Days. Then Bystanders Embarked On A Daring Rescue

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When the search team spotted the lost dog stranded on a washed-up pile of unstable sticks and branches on a tumultuous river, the poor animal looked scared and confused. But with the waters churning all around, a rescue attempt seemed far too dangerous. That was, until someone launched a daring plan.

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In April 2017, a search expedition was on the hunt for a missing California man. And, fearing the worst and that their man could have been drowned, they focused their attention on the Salinas River near Greenfield, CA.

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The river is the longest on the main coast of the state, and its waters are often extremely fast-flowing. What’s more, thanks to its strong currents, the waterway can be treacherous and is easily capable of claiming someone’s life.

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