Dog Rescued at Niagara Falls State Park (With Photos)

July 13, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM EDT

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Dog Rescued at Niagara Falls State Park (With Photos)

July 13, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM EDT

(New York State Park Police news release) Friday, Dr. Gino Sementa, a veterinarian from Rochester, was visiting Three Sisters Island at Niagara Falls State Park when he observed a white dog on “Little Brother Island”, which is just down stream from Three Sisters Island.

Members of the New York State Park Police Swift Water Rescue Team, Lieutenant Clyde Doty, Detective Sergeant Brian Nisbet, PO Scott Durham and PO Jason Berardi were dispatched to the area. Lt. Doty and PO Durham entered the rapids and made their way to Little Brother Island where they were able to locate and secure the dog. After securing the dog the officers had to mark their way back through the rapids while carrying the dog to get to the main land.

The dog was reported missing on July 4 by a family from Lackawanna. The dog had broken its leash and run away when the 4th of July fireworks began. A search of Goat Island on that day revealed no sign of the dog.

The dog who’s name is Lily was turned over to the SPCA until the family can be notified.