Canine Rescue In Malibu, California

Canine Rescue In Malibu, California

KNX News Radio 97.1 reported on a canine rescue 550 meters offshore by Los Angeles County lifeguards in Malibu, California.

Not your everyday ocean rescue, but we were sure happy to help this four-legged friend make its way back to the beach [Nicolas State Beach],” the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division reported on Twitter.

The dog was placed on a rescue sled and taken back to the beach where he wagged his tail in apparent joy and relief [watch video here].

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Photo courtesy of Phil White, Island Pond Swim, Vermont.

The history of canine swimmers (dogs) that have competed in open water swims and other venues goes back at least to Manaia, a Labrador-Irish setter, that swam faster than 400 of the 922 human entrants in the 1980 Waikiki Roughwater Swim, completing the 3.8 km ocean swim in 90 minutes across Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.

There are other canine swimmers around the world:

  • Guri Bosch, a labrador retriever, completed the 5-mile Lake Willoughby Swim in Vermont.
  • Digger from Orlando, Florida who completed over 100 Lucky’s Lake Swim.
  • Robbie, a Labrador, saved his fellow canine friends.
  • Barney is from Sarasota, Florida.
  • Jake from La Jolla, California who finished 72nd out of 500+ open water swimmers at the Alcatraz Invitational in San Francisco.
  • Massi, a Newfoundland, serves as a canine lifeguard in Ostia Beach, Rome.
  • Rambo, a Labrador, serves as a canine lifeguard in Ostia Beach, Rome.
  • Romeo, a Labrador, serves as a canine lifeguard in Ostia Beach, Rome.
  • Udaine, a Belgian Shepherd, serve as a sniffer dog in South Africa.
  • Butch, a Labrador cross pointer, serve as a sniffer dog in South Africa

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