NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A dog died Thursday after it was swept away in high water in North Vancouver.
District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services said they were called to the popular Lynn Canyon area over reports the dog was below Twin Falls.
When crews arrived they were able to locate the dog, but Fire Chief Brian Hutchinson says unfortunately it had already died.
“We got the dog out of the river and then transported it to the local vet clinic on the North Shore so the dog could be ID’d and the owners could be contacted,” he said.
The death prompted a warning from fire crews about the dangers of fast-moving water, especially right now.
Sadly, our Fire Fighters just recovered a deceased dog from south of Twin Falls bridge in Lynn Canyon. The dog was transported to @mountainside247 for ID. Please make sure your dogs are safe near fast moving water. pic.twitter.com/pwWkQ0GB6f
— DNV Fire Rescue Services (@DNVFRS) July 2, 2021
“With the high heat that we’ve had a lot of our waterways are flying up at high volume. It’s a good reminder to everyone to stay a ways back from the water’s edge.”
There is no description of the dog and it’s not known if the owner has been contacted.
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This is not the first tragic animal death crews have been called to in recent years. Last year, a beloved nine-year-old golden retriever, named Maya, was playing in the water when she was swept downriver near the suspension bridge. Her body was found later after an extensive search.