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May 15, 2019

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2 Dogs Rescued from Northern Water Supply Canal


Boulder County, Colo. -

On May 15, 2019 at approximately 12:00 P.M. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Lyons Fire were dispatched to respond to the 4700 block of Highland Drive in unincorporated Boulder County to the Northern Water supply canal for two dogs that were trapped.

Upon arrival two Colorado Mountain Dogs were found in the supply canal and unable to get out. The dogs were forced up against the strainer grate due to the current. They floated approximately one mile downstream before they became trapped against the grate. Lyons Fire water rescuers entered the canal in water rescue suits and were able to get the dogs out of the water.

The dogs were first discovered by a Northern Water employee who called it into the Sheriff’s Office. The two 9-month old puppies were ultimately returned to their owners uninjured.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is #19-2696

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/s/ Sgt. Lori Cox