1. TampaZeke says

    This story was on the local news yesterday here in the Tampa Bay area. The dog’s clandestine rescue is the one happy and hopeful bit of an otherwise sad and tragic story.

    Condolences to the Chen family.

  2. Paul R says

    The dog looks so much like my Rhodesian ridgeback and my two friends’ Vizslas. I have no idea why he got in the water, but I’m glad that he did. My dog would *never* enter water.

  3. bd says

    awesome story but i dont get why there just happened to be a video camera set up and filming the whole thing, broadcast ready. any explanation for that? not to be cynical or anything but what the hell??

  4. says

    What an incredible and tragic story. Thanks for sharing.

    As far as the video camera, I assumed that the kayaker fished a lot and wanted to document his prouder moments.

  5. TyInTenn says

    See – there can be happy endings to sad stories. Even dogs can have their knights in shining armor. How tragic for the pup and the Chen family.

  6. Deb says

    As an owner of a viszla, I can appreciate how nervous this guy would have been. They are very loyal and very nervous about losing sight of their owner. A great breed but not without his quarks, and high energy. Off to take my guy for a 3 1/2 mile walk in the snow!!