Dog rescued from Missouri River Thursday night

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The Pierre Fire Department Rescue Squad and other area first responders helped recover a dog from the Missouri River Thursday night. Pierre Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Paula Tronvold says units were dispatched just after 8 p.m. to the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area located just south of the Oahe Dam. The dog was about 20 yards off shore.

Tronvold says with changing weather is also changing conditions on the river which is a challenge for rescuers.

She says the dog’s owners did the right thing by not trying to rescue the dog on their own.

The Pierre Rescue Squad has now pulled two dogs and an injured goose out of the Missouri River this year.  Assisting with the rescue was the Fort Pierre Fire Department, Stanley County Sheriff and South Dakota Highway Patrol.