Coquitlam firefighters headed back into the flooded Sumas Prairie last night to rescue a trapped dog after the distraught owner called emergency services.
The man had been evacuated from the area when he was not home, and his service dog, Bowser, was still locked in his kennel, said Abbotsford Fire Rescue Chief Darren Lee during the morning press conference on Nov. 18.
After assessing the situation, the firefighters felt it was a low-risk rescue and made the decision to go back, Lee said.
The Abbotsford Police Department posted a picture of a “cold and wet” Bowser sitting at the front of a dingy after being rescued.
Bowser was then driven in a Abbotsford fire truck to be reunited with the man, according to Lee.
“It was really cool that they were able to pull that off … Definitely worth the risk,” Lee said. “The fellow was just over the moon.”