Police officer rescues dog that fell into Lake Michigan

Posted June 14, 2017

Chicago Police Officer Juan Farris - just two months out of his police academy training - plucked a helpless dog out of Lake Michigan, after it apparently leaped in to get a drink, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Police were nearby because of a multiple-vehicle crash in the area. The people inside the Terrain and Malibu were transported to Northwest Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Someone ran away from the Toyota Camry after the crash, and police were looking for him or her. When the dog leaned a little too far, he fell into the lake. Kept trying to get water out of the lake and fell into the lake. "And then I heard the splash and was like 'Uh oh'". Other officers came to help and Farris and another called animal control.

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The dog fled the scene and then jumped into Lake Michigan.

In the video, an officer is seen rushing to the dog's aid after it plunged into the water.

"I've always wanted to a dog", said Farris, noting he lives in a high rise.

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Police brought the dog back to the station. They described him as a good dog, a cooperative dog, who didn't have a collar or chip.

Once the dog was safe, Farris, Officer Daniel Guzman and others wrangled the animal into a patrol auto so he wouldn't run into traffic, WLS-TV reported.

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