Fresno Co. Sheriff Releases Video of Man & His Dog Rescued From San Joaquin River


FRESNO , CA (KMJ) – A man and his dog were rescued from the San Joaquin River and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has released video of the rescue.

It happened on August 26 near Lost Lake Park.

The Sheriff’s Office got a call that a man and his dog were clinging to a tree in the middle of the San Joaquin River and the 66 year old man was yelling for help.

Deputies arrived and learned that both had been on a kayak and it overturned while he was paddling downstream with his dog.


The sheriff’s helicopter, EAGLE One found the pair stranded in the middle of the river.

Members of the Swift Water Rescue Team deployed and Deputies first rescued the dog, then retrieved the man and were able to safely both safety to shore.

Neither suffered injuries and both the man and dog were wearing life jackets.

Click to hear the report by KMJ’s Liz Kern: