Woman drowns after jumping into a river to see if her dog saved her
- The unidentified woman, 46, was swept downstream by the Hongcheon River.
A woman drowned after jumping into a South Korean river to see if her dog would save her.
The unidentified 46-year-old woman was walking with friends near the Hongcheon River in Gangwon province early on Saturday, July 1, when she entered the water.
Swift currents carried her away and she was reported missing around 6:36 a.m.
Police and fire authorities rushed to the scene, with 30 rescuers using helicopters, boats and drones in an attempt to find her.
Tragically, she was found dead later that day, about half a mile downriver under the Palbong Bridge.
A woman drowned after jumping into a South Korean river to see if her dog would save her. In the photo, the rescuers.
The swift currents of the Hongcheon River (pictured) swept the woman away
The woman was with friends near the Hongcheon River in Gangwon province when the incident occurred.
The woman was reportedly camping by the river with three friends and their dog when they jumped into the water to see if “a dog would help if a person is in a dangerous situation.”
Police are investigating the incident and have reportedly questioned the three people he was with at the time, according to local media.
Earlier this year, an 81-year-old man was saved from drowning by his dog after his wheelchair slid down a grass embankment and into a lake.
Harry Smith, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was walking his nine-year-old beagle mix, Sarah, in his neighborhood last week when his electric wheelchair lost traction and he skidded off a bench, causing it to tip over. the water.
The dog sensed something was wrong and began to bark loudly, drawing the attention of bystanders to come to Mr. Smith’s aid.
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