NAGOYA – The crew of the Nagoya Coast Guard Bureau patrol vessel “Miyakaze” rescued a dog that got stuck on a concrete pavement in Chita, Aichi Prefecture on 4 September.
According to the Coast Guard Bureau, there was a call around 2 p.m. the same day asking to rescue a dog stranded near a wharf in the city’s Kitahama-machi neighborhood. Three crew members of the Miyakaze, which was moored near the mouth of the Hori River in Nagoya‘s Minato district, were sent on a rowboat and found the medium-sized dog at the bottom of a concrete pavement near from the mouth of the Mino river at around 3:30 p.m.
The coating seemed too steep for the dog to climb. The crew first tried to pick up the dog with a dip net, but the animal was wet and too heavy. The dog then jumped into the water and swam away. The Coast Guard crew calmly chased after him and a member of the crew hugged the dog as he attempted to climb onto the pavement again.
The dog was safely handed over to its owner, who had watched the rescue drama nearby.
(Japanese original by Motoyori Arakawa, Nagoya Press Center)