Moment when a dog rescued by helicopter during thunderstorm

It was horrifying moment when the passerby’s noticed a dog fighting for life on California’s San Fernando Valley.

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They immediately called the emergency services who saved the dog by landing into the river by helicopter.

It’s believed that the dog was fighting for life more than a mile down the river from strong currents.

Firefighters took quick action by lowering one fireman into the river from helicopter.

Later a spokesman explained “It has a collar and a leash but there’s no identification so we gave it over to park rangers, they’re going to take it to the shelter and see if they can identify it with a microchip”.

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Moment when a dog rescued by helicopter during thunderstorm