“Not your everyday ocean rescue, but we were sure happy to help this 4 legged friend make its way back to the beach! Lifeguards launched a Rescue Watercraft from Zuma Beach after receiving a report of a dog swimming offshore of a small cove near Nicolas State Beach.” – LACoLifeguards
Love me a good happy ending when it comes to dog stories. This poor pup somehow managed to make his way nearly 2000 feet offshore in California on January 24th. Fortunately, these lifeguards knew what to do, and were able to get the dog, which appears to be a chocolate lab, safely onto solid ground.
I would hate to be writing about a dog that drowned thousands of feet away from shore (to be fair, I likely wouldn’t write about it in the first place). This guy didn’t deserve to be stuck in such a situation, but I’m glad he made it out safely.
Lifeguards located the dog about 600 yards from shore, secured it on the rescue sled, and transported it back to beach. While rescues like this one sure put a smile on our face, Lifeguards would like to remind beachgoers that dogs are not allowed on LA County Beaches.
— LACoLifeguards (@LACoLifeguards) January 24, 2022