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Dog rescue at Cave-In-Rock after 911 call

When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim. (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook) When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim. (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
The 911 call was placed by a couple from Joliet, Ill. who were visiting (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook) The 911 call was placed by a couple from Joliet, Ill. who were visiting (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
HARDIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A dog was rescued on Tuesday by several people including a deputy and fire chief.

According to the Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook Page, around 4:15 p.m. on July 11, the Hardin County, Ill. Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the dog was caught in the current and drowning in the river near the Cave-In-Rock State Park.

When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim.

Deputy Vaughn jumped in and swam out and used his belt to bring the dog towards the shore.

Elizabethtown Fire Chief Michell Conkle dove in and helped the deputy to rescue the dog.

The 911 call was placed by a couple from Joliet, Ill. who were visiting.

Rick Swolley and Joyce Schneider-Swolley helped to rescue the dog named Bailey, and kept it in their sight until help could arrive.

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