Woman, dog safe after water adventure

Published 9:23 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

The Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue was called out Sunday when a man thought his wife was in danger in the water.

City spokeswoman Debbie George said emergency services responded to the Nansemond River near the 2200 block of Bridge Road. The woman had thought her dog was in danger, so she swam out after it.

“The husband lost sight of both the wife and the dog, and that’s when he called emergency services,” George said on Monday.

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The fire department responded and sent a boat into the water. They found the woman and pulled her out of the water, although she was not in distress.

The fire department also looked for the dog, George said. “At some point they spotted it, and the dog went in the other direction,” she said.

George said the dog later came ashore at a neighbor’s house, and the dog is now home safe with the family.