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Prattville FD saves dog during swift water training in Wetumpka

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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

Life-saving skills were put to the test during a swift water training event in Wetumpka after a dog became caught in the current.

The Prattville Fire Department came to the rescue after the dog became caught in the current of the Corn Creek recreation area. After the rescue, the dog was given back to his owners.

The department was conducting a full scale swift water training exercise to practice the rescue scenario. This team can be deployed statewide and were even called to action out of state during Hurricane Katrina.

"We like to train in a lot of different areas and get our rescuers familiar with areas where we have potential rescues that in our response area." Michael Whaley with the Prattville Fire Department says. " Today we want to test the capability of our team leaders to make the proper decisions, test the ability of our rescuers to use the equipment, utilize the proper equipment and to go out and make safe rescues of the victims we have."

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