Heavy rains caused the Los Angeles River to swell. A dog fell into it in Burbank. He was too far into the middle of the river for people to reach him from the riverbank, so rescue workers with the Los Angeles Fire Department approached him by helicopter. In this video, a man is lowered in from a helicopter. He swims over to the dog and picks him up.
The dog is a Corgi/Chihuahua mix. He has a collar, but no tag or microchip. He's now at the North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights.