Sharon firefighters rescue dog from Shenango River

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Aug. 4—SHARON — Sharon firefighters rescued a dog from the Shenango River after it got trapped Wednesday night near the Silver Street bridge.

The fire department was called to the area at 9:45 p.m. for a report of a dog named "Dexter" that fell into the river.

Firefighter Sonny Miller used a ladder to enter the river about 20 feet from shore.

"He had to coax the dog to him, because the dog was scared," Fire Chief Bob Fiscus said. "The dog came to him, and Sonny was able to put a rope on him to keep him from swimming away."

The rescue boat was launched from the boat ramp down stream behind Quaker Steak and Lube and went to the Silver Street bridge area to pick up the firefighter and dog.

The dog was reunited with his owner, who Fiscus said was Siera Airgood, of Greenville.

On the city's Facebook page, Liz Rose, who was the 911 caller, stated, "My baby was okay thanks to them. I am so grateful! Thank you for all your hard work and getting my baby boy out!!"

Follow Melissa Klaric on twitter @HeraldKlaric or email her at mklaric@sharonherald.com

Follow Melissa Klaric on twitter @HeraldKlaric or email her at mklaric@sharonherald.com