A Colorado woman is in critical condition after trying to save her dog from a ditch. The woman and a friend were riding horses with her dog and she then realized her dog was nowhere to be found. She found her dog struggling in an irrigation ditch. While trying to save him, she also got swept up in the water. The dog was taken to the veterinary hospital and he is fine except for a few scratches on his front paws.
In a separate unrelated story, a man drowned in a river while trying to save his dog. The man’s black lab had gone in the river to chase ducks, and the man followed his dog but struggled and went under. A diver found the man about 30 minutes after. The dog was able to swim safely to shore.