Dog Rescued on Oregon Coast
(Newport, Oregon) – Raging waters of a central Oregon coast creek played a part in a dangerous situation for a local dog, helping to illustrate humans aren't the only ones who can get hurt by coastal waters. (Pictured here: Addy and Deputy Barry Bruster - courtesy Lincoln County Sheriffs).
Monday morning, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services was called to the trail near Big Creek in Newport after a dog was reported washed away in the rushing waters. A 12-year-old Border collie mix named Addy was being walked by her owner, Katherine Howard of Newport, along the Ocean to Bay Trail when the dog entered the creek and was abruptly carried away. Howard reported seeing the dog swept into a culvert.
The deputy searched the area and found the dog partially submerged and clinging to a log at the entrance of culvert, where waters were swift because of recent storms and rain.
“The dog appeared to be cold and losing its grip on the log,” said the Lincoln County Sheriff's office in a press release.
More officers were called in and they eventually went wading into the raging creek with a catchpole. They were able to successfully bring Addy back to shore, who was cold and wet but otherwise uninjured.
“Dog owners need to be aware of high water in streams that are usually placid at other times of the year can be very dangerous now,” the Sheriff's office said. “People should not attempt to rescue their pets in cases like this where they could also become a victim."
Below: the culvert that had briefly trapped the dog.
More images from Newport, Oregon
Oregon Coast Pet Friendly Lodging
More About Newport Lodging.....
More About Newport Restaurants, Dining.....
LATEST OREGON COAST NEWS STORIES
Three Things You Should Never Do on the Oregon Coast
There are some rules that don't get talked about much, or some that need reinforcing. Travel tips
Central Oregon Coast Town Practices Emergency with Tsunami Walk
Join the City of Yachats Friday, June 10 at 12:45 pm, to practice its community Tsunami Walk. Yachats events
Mars a Bright Red Spot Above Portland, Oregon, the Coast
Mars is a bright red star in the skies over inland Oregon and the coast right now, with Mars in opposition and at its closest to us until May 30
Newport Marathon Brings in Thousands to Central Oregon Coast
June 4 is when thousands smother the streets of Newport for Oregon's largest-yet-unknown sports event: the 17th annual Newport Marathon and Half Marathon. Newport events
Oregon Coast Summer Science Workshop in July; Science Diversity Seminar Soon
The big summer science workshop that covers a wide range of beach-oriented subjects. Newport events, Depoe Bay events
Top Ten Oregon Coast Must-see's for Memorial Weekend
If you're heading to the Oregon coast for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and you could see only one thing
June Kite Fest Gets Groovy in Lincoln City, Oregon Coast
Summer Kite Festival on June 25, 26, featuring the sights and sounds of the decade Lincoln City events
Remarkable Oregon Coast Curiosity Coming Soon: the Water Jelly
An odd little jellyfish called the water jelly (also known as the crystal jelly). Science
Travel Articles TravelParanormal.com allows
you to submit your own creepy tale or debunk one - or see up-to-the-minute
news headlines about travel and the paranormal.
Headlines from All Over Oregon Need to scan Oregon headlines?
Constantly updated news from all over Oregon: a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute
display of news headlines from a variety of media