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Dog dies despite Littleton firefighters' revival efforts after truck sinks in Chatfield Reservoir

Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 19:42:18-04

LITTLETON, Colo. – A dog died Friday despite 30 minutes of life-saving efforts by firefighters after it was rescued from a truck submerged in Chatfield Reservoir.

Littleton firefighters responded to the callout about the submerged truck shortly after 12:30 p.m. The driver of the truck and one dog escaped safely from the truck.

But a second dog was pulled out of the truck by divers. After about 30 minutes of CPR, firefighters were unable to revive the dog, Littleton Fire said.

They were working to pull the truck out of the reservoir Friday afternoon. It’s still unclear what led the truck to sink in the first place.

This is a developing story and will be updated.