WATCH: Dog rescued from rain-swollen Los Angeles River

WATCH: A dog is safe and resting comfortably after a dramatic river rescue in Los Angeles on Friday.

A dog that got caught in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River was saved on Friday in a dramatic airborne rescue.

The animal was spotted in the raging river as a sudden thunderstorm swept the San Fernando Valley.

A firefighter was lowered from a helicopter into the river to save the dog.

Witnesses said the dog was swept around 1.5 km downriver.

The dog, a Shiba Inu, was taken to a shelter because it had no identification on its collar.

Officials say it was a little shaken, but in good health, following the rescue.


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