ABC 7 Video: Chicago Police Officer Juan Farris Rescues Struggling Dog in Lake Michigan

Chicago police officer Juan Farris rescued a dog that fell into Lake Michigan about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday June 13, 2017 after the dog slipped over the edge and into the water after running from a four-vehicle crash in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

Police were on the scene for the chain-reaction rear-end crash involving a Toyota Camry that swerved in front a GMC Terrain and struck a Chevy Malibu. The Malibu then collided with a Dodge Durango, according to police. At least two people were transported to a hospital.

Police were securing the scene, but after the crash, the dog took off running from one of the vehicles, and dipped his head near the edge of Lake Michigan to get a drink of water. The dog slipped into the lake and was scene struggling while “dog paddling”. Chicago Police Officer hustled and ran to help the dog, preventing the dog from going under. ABC 7 Chicago Chopper 7 HD was overhead covering the accident, and captured video of the rescue.

CBS 2 Chicago interviewed Chicago Police Officer Juan Farris and field training officer Daniel Guzman …

Chicago Police Officer Juan Farris and field training officer Daniel Guzman speak to reporters after rescuing a stray dog that fell in Lake Michigan.




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