Seeing impaired man, service dog rescued from Denver drainage culvert

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A male victim and his dog were washed into a drainage culvert were rescued alive two blocks away (Denver Police).

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DENVER — A seeing impaired man and his dog were rescued after being sucked into a drainage culvert in Denver Friday.

It happened during flooding near East 13th Avenue and Xenia Street at about 8:30 p.m.

 

Officials from the Denver Fire Department sent a water rescue team to the area to pull the man to safety after he came out of the pipe approximately two blocks away.

The victim, who is around 50 years old, is being treated at University Hospital.

According to Denver Police, the black canine that was also rescued is the man’s service dog. The animal is currently with Denver animal control officers.

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