Dogs rescued from fast-moving river in Farmington Canyon

Posted at 9:18 AM, May 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-25 11:19:04-04

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Two dogs were recovering after search and rescue crews pulled them from a river in Farmington Canyon Saturday.

Police said one of the two dogs had fallen and was partially submerged in the river and couldn’t get back out. Crews with the Swift Water Team roped off an area and one of their rescuers was able to wade into the river to pull the dogs safety.

“Due to the high water and how cold and how fast the run-off is, we wanted to take every precaution to make sure that everybosy was safe in order to try and rescue the dogs,” said Jason Sorensen, Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

The dogs did have tags and appeared well taken care of. They were given to animal control who are working to locate their owners.

The dogs were cold and frightened, but no one suffered any injuries.