Last Saturday the Methow Valley News Online reported that the Okanogan County Swiftwater Rescue Team saved a dog trapped in the bed of a pickup truck submerged in middle of the rapidly flowing Cheuch River in Winthrop.
The truck rolled into the river from the parking lot behind a store.
Using multiple guidelines, the rescuers “maneuvered an inflatable raft to the back of the Ford F-150’s bed to rescue a border collie-heeler mix named Jessie. Dozens of spectators on an overpass and the banks of the river cheered as 2 rescuers picked up Jessie and put her in their raft.
Jessie and her dad were reunited after the raft reached the shore of the river.
Here’s the video of the rescue taken by Matthew Stanbery: