Miracle pets swim to safety after vehicle plunges into Ohio River


L TO SAFETY. A LOT MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS HERE. REPORTER: WE’VE BEEN CHECKING THROUGH THE DAY, NO ANSWERS YET ON THE IDENTITY OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS PULLED FROM THE RIVER DEAD. ON THE INVESTIGATION OF HOW HER VEHICLE CAME TO PLUNGE FROM THE RAILROAD BRIDGE, ALSO NO ANSWER YET ON WHEN THAT VEHICLE MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE RIVER WATERS, BUT WE DO HAVE NEW INFORMATION AND A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT THE LITTLE PET TO BEAT THE GODS.>>THIS GUY IS A TANK. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. AND LIKE I SAID HE JUST IS CHILLING. REPORTER: THIS GENTLE LITTLE DOG SURVIVED THE SUV IMPACT, THE WATER, THE SWIM TO SHORE, AND A PLANT MANAGER FOUND THE DOG HOURS AFTER THE WOMAN’S BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM THE VEHICLE PLUNGED FROM THE RAILROAD BRIDGE TO THE OHIO RIVER.>>SURE ENOUGH, YOU KNOW I COULD HEAR HIM DOWN THERE BARKING, THE BANK WAS VERY, VERY STEEP, AND VERY THICK WITH BRUSH. HE COULDN’T MAKE IT UP ON HIS OWN. I WAS ABLE TO SEE HIM, TRIED CALLING HIM HE WOULDN’T COME UP. REPORTER: THE DOG WAITED AS THE MAN SLID DOWN THE RIVER BANK FROM THE PLANT LOT AND RESCUED HIM.>>I PICKED HIM UP AND HE WAS CALM JUST LIKE THIS, AND MANAGED TO MAKE IT UP THE BANK BARELY, AND TOOK HIM BACK INTO THE POWER PLANT AND INTO THE CONTROL ROOM WHERE WE CLEANED HIM UP A LITTLE BIT. HE WAS STILL WET, SMELLED LIKE WET DOG. REPORTER: THEY ARE CALLING THIS LITTLE GUY LUCKY. A HUMANE ANIMAL RESCUE DOCTOR FOUND NO MAJOR INJURIES.>>HE LOOKS LIKE HE HANDLED HIS ADVENTURES WELL. REPORTER: IF NO FAMILY OF THE WOMAN WHO DIED CLAIMS HIM LUCKY WILL HAVE A NEW HOME.>>YEAH ONE OF OUR OPERATORS HAS DIBBS ON HIM AND THEN IN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES I THINK TWO OR THREE OTHER GUYS TRIED TO CLAIM IT, BUT ONE GENTLEMAN WAS FIRST. REPORTER: THIS CAT ALSO ESCAPED FROM THE CAR, BUT WITH INJURIES AND IS NOW AT PVSEC EMERGENCY CLINIC.>>SHE HAS A WOUND IN HER CHEST FROM THE FALL AND THEY ARE GOING TO DO SURGERY TODAY AND HOPEFULLY SHE’LL RECOVER FROM THAT. REPORTER: HUMANE ANIMAL RESCUE SAYS THE EMERGENCY CLINIC ESTIMATES SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR THE CAT ALONE SO FAR. BUT THEY INDICATE THAT NRG ENERGY PLANS TO COVER THE VET EXPENSES FOR BOTH THE DOG AND THE CAT.

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