BROOKMONT, Md. (WJZ) — Two barking dogs are being credited with helping rescue crews in Montgomery County pull a man who was stuck in the mud along the Potomac River to safety.
The two dogs caught the attention of a passing cyclist on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath around 2:30 p.m. Monday, alerting them to their owner, who was stuck in the mud out of sight around 50 yards away near the Brookmont dam.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 1.4K New Cases Reported, 11 New Deaths
The cyclist called rescue crews, who were able to remove the man from the knee-deep mud.
Officials said he had been unable to free himself and had been stuck for about an hour.READ MORE: Crews On Scene Of Columbia House Fire
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Man’s BEST Friend(s) – Potomac River near Brookmont Dam, 2 barking dogs alert passerby cyclist on @COcanalNPS towpath of man stuck in mud out of sight ~50 yards away (hopelessly stuck in mud) – the cyclist alerted @mcfrs rescuers – once extricated/extracted from mud – no injuries pic.twitter.com/0Aa5JZ9o79
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 22, 2019
He was dirty but not hurt and refused medical attention after being evaluated by paramedics.