Family swept to sea in bid to save dog

2012-11-27 06:44

San Francisco – A husband and wife died and their teenage son was missing after they dove into the Pacific Ocean in a bid to rescue their pet dog struggling in three metre waves.

The harrowing event, which occurred Saturday near the town of Eureka, some 430 kilometres north of San Francisco, was watched by the family’s 18-year-old daughter, who called emergency responders as the scenario unfolded, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

According to the report, the dog disappeared in the surf when it ran to retrieve a stick, prompting the teenage boy to dive into the water to rescue it.

When the young man was overpowered by the waves, the mother and father also jumped in.

The mother and father were dead by the time rescuers arrived, and the teenage boy was still missing yesterday, the report said.


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