Cape Coral Fire

Published: Sep 12, 2013 4:02 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 4:29 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A dog named Bob ended up in a Cape Coral canal this afternoon, and was unable to get out.

Around 1:00 p.m., the Cape Coral Fire Department was dispatched to the 2300 block of SE 27th Terrace. According to CCFD Lt. Kevin Haynes, when crews arrived they found a resident in the canal helping keep the dog’s head above water. The dog appeared exhausted from trying to swim, but unable to get out of the water due to a seawall around the end of the canal with an overhang and no way for the dog to climb out. Firefighters Robert Willaford and Matthew D’Andrea entered the water and helped the dog up and out.

“The dog was in good health minus a few minor injuries from his trip in the canal,” said Haynes. “Firefighters Willaford and D’Andrea did a great job.”

Animal Services arrived and was able to identify the dog’s name as “Bob” and owners based on electronic chip implanted behind the dog’s head.