(Bright, Ind.) – A dog is safe after getting caught in a flash flood in Dearborn County.
Dearborn County Water Rescue and the Bright Fire Department were called at about 9:45 Monday morning to a creek off of Salt Fork Road near Jackson Ridge Road, said Bright Fire Assistant Chief Tom Stevens. A person called 911 reporting the dog trapped by the rising creek.
A passer-by saw what was happening and sprung into action. The unknown individual used a lasso to secure the dog and pull it to safety through the strong current, Stevens said. The ordeal lasted about 40 minutes.
The dog has been returned to its owners.
Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputies assisted at the scene.
Flooding could continue to be a problem for some areas through this evening. The National Weather Service expects a chance of rain to persist until about 5:00. Recently melted snow has left most of the ground saturated and rainfall could exceed one inch in some locations Monday.