Franklin Fire Department rescues dog from Harpeth River

Scratch saved from Harpeth River

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Franklin Fire Department rescued a dog that fell down a steep embankment into the Harpeth River Wednesday morning.

Scratch rescued from Harpeth River
The Fire Department used a boat to rescue the 13-year-old Border Collie.

Scratch, a 13-year-old Border Collie, was on a walk at Pinkerton Park with his owner when the incident occurred around 8 a.m.

The area of the river that Scratch fell into had steep embankments on each side preventing the dog from getting out of the water by himself.

Franklin police initially responded to the scene after a call was made to 911.

Scratch rescued from Harpeth River
Scratch was uninjured and has since been reunited with his owner.

As an officer was trying to rescue Scratch, the ground gave way causing the police officer to slide down the embankment and become stranded.

The Franklin Fire Department helped the officer get to dry land before using a boat to rescue Scratch.

Scratch was uninjured in the incident and has since been reunited with his owner.

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