Wisconsin officer jumps into lagoon to rescue dog

By Ben Hooper
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July 7 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin police officer rescued a dog from a lagoon twice -- the second time jumping into the water himself to reach the canine.

Milwaukee Police said in a Facebook post that Officers Joe Spingola and Mike Smith were talking to some kids fishing in the lagoon at McGovern Park about 6 p.m. Wednesday when they heard a splash and spotted the dog that had fallen into the water.


Spingola was able to lift the dog out of the water, and the canine quickly ran off, but it returned minutes later and ended up in the water a second time.

The officers radioed for a Milwaukee Fire Department boat, but the post said Spingola had to jump into the water to help the canine when it began to struggle in the thick weeds and mick.

The officer had to untangle the dog from weeds and fishing line to bring it back to shore.

The dog was taken to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, where officials said the canine is in good health. Officials said they are hoping the dog's owner will come forward to claim it.


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