Firefighters rescue woman, dog trapped in canal near Beale Memorial Library
Officials believe woman chased dog into canal
Last Updated: 113 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield City fire crews rescued a women who fell into a canal near the Beale Memorial Library this morning.
On August 15, fire crews with the Bakersfield City Fire Department went to Mill Creek in the 700 block of Truxtun Avenue after a witness spotted a woman in the canal.
When crews arrived, they found a woman in the canal holding onto a rope that had been extended by a bystander.
According to reports, the woman was carried south in the canal and was initially swept under the bridge.
Fire officials said the crew immediately forced entry through a fence to extend a ladder to the woman.
Fire officials told 23ABC News the woman was reportedly trying to rescue her dog from the canal.
According to reports, the dog was later rescued by the fire crew.
The victim refused medical treatment, officials said.
No firefighters or civilians were reported injured.
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