Woman tries to save dog, drowns in Loveland canal
LOVELAND, Colo. – Loveland rescue crews have recovered the body of a woman who drowned after jumping into a canal to save her dog.
Authorities say the woman – described as in her early 20s – was walking near her home at around 2:45 p.m. Saturday when the dog either jumped or fell into the Charles Hansen Feeder Canal west of Loveland.
Loveland Fire Rescue officials say the woman jumped into the fast-moving, 48-degree water to save the dog while her friend went to get help. The dog later emerged safely.
Fire officials say the woman’s body was recovered at around 7 p.m., about 5 miles north of where the woman entered the water.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com