Officer rescues dog trapped from marsh area known to have gators

Officer made a makeshift bridge with 2x4 boards to rescue pup

An Animal Enforcement Officer rescued a dog trapped from a marsh area known to have gators, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
An Animal Enforcement Officer rescued a dog trapped from a marsh area known to have gators, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. (LCSO)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – An Animal Enforcement Officer rescued a dog trapped from a marsh area known to have gators, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said Officer Amy Riccio responded to an area in Bassville Park in Leesburg to a call for a service on a dog trapped on an island swamp area.

Deputies said this area is known to have a large number of alligators.

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On January 8, 2021 Animal Enforcement Officer Amy Riccio responded to the area of Bassville Park to a call for service...

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Investigators said residents spotted the dog on a dock.

The sheriff’s office said the officer entered the brush of the swamp and used 2x4 boards to build a makeshift bridge to get to the area where the dog was.

Officer Riccio was able to get the dog’s trust and carry the pup across the makeshift bridge to safety.

Deputies said the dog was taken to the Lake County Animal Shelter until the owner can be located.


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