Woman and Dog Rescued Moments Before It's Too Late: Car Plunges Into River

Woman and Dog Rescued Moments Before It's Too Late: Car Plunges Into River


Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Laura Larsen was about to cross the Yakima River in Yakima County, Washington, something she’d done dozens of times without incident.

She later told the Yakima Herald that she was familiar with the area, as she’s a bit of a rock hound and enjoys perusing the river and its surrounds for interesting formations and rare rocks.

But this time was different. This time, the water level was too high — and she didn’t realize it until she was in too deep.

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“[W]e were on a gravel area near the river just across a shallow side channel we’ve been across frequently,” Larsen wrote in a comment on Facebook on Sunday. “Unfortunately, the water level rose quickly and drastically, and the fog contributed

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