Long Beach lifeguards rescue small dog who was swimming out to sea

Long Beach lifeguards rescued a small white dog that has now been reunited with its owner.

The rescue began about 6 p.m. Saturday when the lifeguards answered a call about a dog running loose in the Junipero Beach parking lot, according to a Long Beach Fire Department social media post.

“LifeGuard 7 put on his Wetsuit, grabbed his rescue board and bouy, and headed out to rescue the small white lap dog. The little dog made it out to the swim line, and with Rescue Boat 2’s help, LG7 could get the dog on the rescue board and bring it safely to shore,” the post read.

Authorities initially reported that they were searching for the owner, but the Fire Department announced late Sunday that the dog and its owner had been reunited.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the dog was reunited with its owner.

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