Video: Rescued dog 1,800 feet from shore on California beach

Applause and cheers erupted as a dog was placed on the wet sand from a Californian beachvideo shows.

A dog had just been rescued after being pulled nearly 2,000 feet from shore while swimming in a cove near a Los Angeles County state beach, lifeguards said.

“Not your everyday sea rescue, but we were certainly happy to help this 4-legged friend back to the beach,” Los Angeles County Lifeguards tweeted Monday, Jan. 24. “Lifeguards launched a lifeboat from Zuma Beach after receiving a report of a dog swimming offshore.”

The brown dog was placed on a rescue sled and pulled approximately 1,800 feet to shore. A woman is heard screaming in delight as the dog returns to the beach, video shows.

The dog has found its masters. Rescuers did not say if the dog was injured.

“While rescues like this make us smile,” the lifeguards said, “rescuers would like to remind swimmers that dogs are not permitted on LA County beaches.”

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A dog was pulled to shore after being washed up on a California beach, video shows. Screenshot of LACoLifeguards/@LACoLifeguards on Twitter

This story was originally published January 25, 2022 9:53 a.m.

Maddie Capron is a real-time McClatchy reporter specializing in the outdoors and wildlife in the western United States. She graduated from Ohio University and previously worked at CNN, the Idaho Statesman and the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism.

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