Rescue

Dog Stranded Over Potomac River Is Rescued by Firefighters, Officers

D.C. Fire and EMS used a tower truck to rescue the dog, photos show. Fireboats stood by in case he jumped into the water

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DC Fire and EMS

A little dog named Whiskey is safe after he scurried out onto a railroad bridge abutment over the Potomac River. 

Whiskey got stranded over the river on Sunday, the D.C. fire department said. 

D.C. Fire and EMS used a tower truck to rescue the pooch, photos show. Fireboats stood by in case the dog jumped into the water. 

“How he got there remains a mystery,” the fire department said on Twitter. 

The department tweeted an adorable photo of the pup cuddled up in a silver emergency blanket. Whiskey went to the care of the U.S. Park Police until he could be reunited with his family.

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