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Dog survives falling 150 feet after jumping from 15th floor apartment balcony to swim in Jacuzzi

By Mason White 4:33 PM December 29, 2014
Jacuzzi with swimming pool illustration 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A dog in California, is lucky to be alive after falling 150 feet, rescue workers said.

On Monday, Sam, a 13-year-old Boston terrier, was enjoying some sun on the 15th floor balcony of his owner’s apartment in Sacramento.

While looking down, the dog saw a bathtub full of water and decided to go swimming. Sam jumped from the balcony and fell 150 feet into the bathtub.

Passersby who heard a loud noise, saw the dog swimming happily in the bathtub. One person recognized the dog, which belongs to Bill McCourt, but wondered how he ended up in the Jacuzzi.

The dog, which is partially blind, suffered multiple fractures to its pelvis and five broken ribs. Sam was taken to an animal hospital, where it is recovering.

A spokesperson for the animal hospital said that it will take about seven weeks for the dog to make a full recovery.