Nico the dog rescues swimmers from rip current in California


Two people have a brave dog, Nico, to thank for their rescue after rip currents swept them out about 100 yards off the shore at a Venice County beach in California.

Nico’s owners adopted him about six months ago and say he had no prior ocean experience before they got him.

Once the grateful, exhausted swimmers were back on the beach they asked Nico’s owner, Dan Clark, if he was a trained rescue dog.

Dan said, “This is the first I’ve ever seen him do anything like that.”


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