Man dies in freak dog leash accident

2012-06-11 12:27
Port Elizabeth - A man has died in a freak accident after a dog leash draped around his neck became entangled in his car and broke his neck.

Beeld reported that Rob Emslie, 39, had recently lost his favourite dog, Sheevah.

Emslie got a new dog, and went to eat at the Butterfield restaurant in Kragga Kamma.

It would appear that when Emslie left the restaurant, he was unaware of closing the car door on part of the leash. When he reversed, the lead became tangled up in the wheel and broke his neck.

A passer-by the next morning noticed the new dog jumping in and out of the car through an open window and upon investigating, found Emslie’s body.

The dog had stayed at his side the whole night.

The police confirmed the incident.

- An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Emslie was 47 instead of 39, and that he was wearing his previous dog's collar around his neck. His new dog did not disappear after the incident.

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