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A reporter from a local ABC station was in the middle of a Facebook Live video on Friday when she stopped with her broadcasts to help save a dog trapped in a flooded area of Hurricane Florence.
WTVD’s Julie Wilson was in the middle of the Facebook Live video in New Bern, North Carolina, when she saw a woman struggles to save a dog, a Rottweiler, from the deep water. The dog had been injured.
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Wilson continued its live stream of the storm the damage when she saw that the woman is having trouble sending the dog through the water. Wilson asked the woman if she could pick up the dog.
TO THE RESCUE: ABC station reporter interrupts live stream to rescue dog chest deep in the flooded streets of New Bern, North Carolina. After struggling for the large dog at first, they are all back to safety. https://t.co/Tbsr5qdPl5 pic.twitter.com/Sl87T0Nntd
— ABC News (@ABC) September 15, 2018
“Can we pick this up?” Wilson asked the woman. The reporter gave the woman the camera, and bore the dog.
“You’re OK, baby girl,” Wilson said the dog.
“No one leaves the dog in this mess,” Wilson said. “That’s what we do here.”
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The woman thanked the reporter for her help.
Wilson later explained what happened, and why they jumped into action. She explained that the dog was the wife of the son of the therapy dog.
“That dog was not going to budge, it was just. And to be honest, [the woman] was just going to get hurt because she was not going to be able to lift that dog. That dog was not going to go, that dog was not going to walk away. The only thing we could do was to lift it and get it out, so she could get out before more people got hurt in that situation,” Wilson said.
Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm and weaken on Saturday as it made to arrive on Friday. The storm is blamed for at least six deaths.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.