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Man Who Tried to Rescue Dog May Face Charges in Marion County
Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on June 09, 2013 @ 11:47PM
Created on June 09, 2013 @ 9:05PM
You may have heard about a dog that was rescued Saturday at Valley Falls State Park in Marion County.
 
Now, the men who tried to rescue the dog may face charges.
 
A man was apparently walking his dog in the river when the dog got pulled away by the current.
 
While firefighters were on the way to rescue the dog, a fisherman supposedly attempted to swim to the dog and save him.
 
The current was too strong though and firefighters needed to rescue the fisherman and the dog.
 
The Park Superintendent is still deciding whether to press charges because swimming isn't allowed in that area.
 
The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

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Comments (4)
Jun 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM
I think the park ranger who was working on Saturday needs to be relieved of his duties and put someone in his place that has a lot more BRAINS and COMMON SENSE.
Jun 10, 2013 at 2:02 PM
I think we need to find a new Park Superintendent, i hope no one falls in we may just have to let them go down river. Or maybe let him cary gun and shoot anyone that tries to save person or animal. I juess rules are rules, this is embarrassing.
Jun 10, 2013 at 7:23 AM
I will be very disappointed if this fisherman is charged. Obviously there is a difference between recreational swimming and rescue swimming. The owner of the dog should have exercised a little caution and not walked his dog in an area that could have posed a danger, but sometimes things happen that you don't plan for...that's why they are called 'accidents'.
Jun 09, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Please tell me I read this wrong! You read it all the time about the "Good Samaritan" Getting in trouble for trying to do the right thing. Would you charge someone who had jumped in the water to save a person? I believe that this was a knee jerk reaction! I hate the word stupid and correct people for the use of it, BUT in this case.....HOW STUPID WOULD THIS BE? It's not like this person went swimming for the thrill of swimming. It may not mean much to this person, but he is my hero! Why not go after the true criminals instead of someone that was trying to do the right thing! I am sure that I am not the only person that feels this way!!
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