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NEDERLAND, Colo. -- A Boulder woman is back home safe after being rescued from Jasper Creek.

The woman ended up in the water near Hessy Trailhead after her dog was swept away by the current. The dog had gone down to the water to get a drink while the pair were hiking. She jumped in to save him and she managed to get herself and her dog to safety on an island.

The woman and the dog were uninjured after multiple rescue agencies from Boulder County responded.

“Completely unharmed and uninjured,” Boulder County Emergency Squad Lt. James Fabiano said. “She was just kind of stuck.”

BCES has responded to more than two dozen swift-water rescue cases this summer.

“She made the right decision by having us come get her out instead of trying to do it on her own,” Fabiano said.

Officials warn against going into rushing water because there could be hidden dangers. It is best to keep your dog on a leash at all times around moving water.