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Dog swept into creek still missing

Published June 16, 2009 11:19 am

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A dog is still missing several days after it fell into Big Cottonwood Creek, prompting its owner to jump in after it and both to be swept down the creek.

On Friday, the woman dove after Harrison, a 13-year-old male German Shepherd, and was washed through parts of Holladay and Murray at 11:30 a.m. Authorities searched the area around Creekside Park near Murray-Holladay Road and 1600 East. The woman pulled herself to shore about 30 minutes later near 4754 S. 650 East -- about two miles from where she went in the creek -- and sought help from a homeowner.

"I have no information that the dog has been found," said Lt. Don Hutson of the Sallt Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Harrison is about 16 inches tall at his back. He is described as having a calm demeanor, is wearing tags and has an implanted microchip for identification purposes.

If you see the dog, contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office at 801-743-7000.