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At 14h20, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a dog in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appearing to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village, Kosmos, towards Pecanwood.

Arthur Crewe, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam station commander, said:

At 14h20, Friday, 17 September, NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam duty crew were activated following multiple eye-witness reports of a dog in the middle of Hartbeespoort Dam and appearing to be in difficulty swimming in the direction from Mariners Village, Kosmos, towards Pecanwood.

The NSRI rescue craft Sea Legs was swiftly launched.

An unidentified bystander on a jet-ski was found on the scene attempting to assist.

The dog was assisted to shore where bystanders, Jaco and Anne, from Kosmos, assisted to warm the dog in blankets and the dog was rehydrated.

The dog was taken to the local animal sanctuary HAWS, by Anne, who was assisting on the scene, and the dog is recovering.

Attempts are being made to trace the owners.

NSRI commend everyone who assisted is this heartwarming incident.



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