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Dog manages to drag itself out of water and waits while owner drowns trying to rescue it

By Mason White 9:25 AM June 2, 2016
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) It was a tragic accident that took the life of a dog lover.

Police in Pennsylvania, were called after a body was seen floating in a creek.

Alexander Ross, 68, died after jumping into a creek to rescue his beloved dog. Ross was walking his dog near Pennypack Creek, as he did everyday, when the dog either jumped or fell into the water.

Ross reportedly then went into the water to save his beloved pet, but he lost his balance and was quickly swept away by the strong current.

Fishermen in the area reported seeing the body floating in the river around 9:30 a.m.

Firefighters who tried to rescue the man, were unable to reach him so the police marine unit was called to help. They recovered the body, and Ross was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:00 a.m.

The victim’s wife came to the scene and told police that she found their dog sitting next to their car, but her husband was nowhere to be found.

The devastated woman then identified the body as that of her husband. Philadelphia Police Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum said that the dog was wet, but otherwise unharmed.