A dog, left inside of a running truck, met with a tragic death in Alaska. According to the Peninsula Clarion, the dog somehow hit the gear shift and the pickup rolled down a steep bank and into the Kenai River on Sunday.
A witness stated that one of the owners could be heard screaming – and they saw her repeatedly diving into the water in an attempt to get the trapped dog out from the submerged vehicle. Kenai Police Sgt. Paul Cushman, who is quoted in Alaska Dispatch News, commented on the couple’s devastation over their dog’s drowning death, “the people are pretty distraught over that.”
The police did not release the names of the dog’s owners – they were said to have stopped to “enjoy” the view when tragedy struck.
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