Animal Control officer rescues dog from drowning in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - A Martin County family is breathing a sigh of relief after a deputy saved their dog from drowning. 

The family was out fishing when the dog, Dixie, slipped off the dock and fell into the St. Lucie River. 

Dixie was able to swim to the seawall but her owners could not reach her, so they called for help. 

Animal Control Officer Brent Lavy was able to grab Dixie from the water with only a minor scrape. 

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