The woman suffered from bites and scratches on her face and back, as well as a concussion and twisted ankle.
The Plainville Fire Department shared photos of the scene, showing just how much of a rescue force the little dog required.
Nick McDonald, who lives nearby and ran outside as soon as he heard the accident, had one thought: He had to help.
It is not clear how the car ended up in the river in the first place, though police did confirm that it was not the result of a police chase.
Young went out on her rescue board to help the animal, escorting it back to the beach but giving it a respectable distance.
Neighbors kept their ears open for any sounds that might indicate that the dog was still alive, but the days continued to pass with no sign.
Around 2 p.m., first responders were notified that a man had climbed about 85 feet up into an electrical transmission tower.
Police in Land O' Lakes, Florida, worked quickly to rescue a woman from a burning car after she crashed head-on with another vehicle.
Once the girl was out of the water, things didn't look good. She was cold to the touch, absolutely soaked, not breathing and had no pulse.
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Multiple local agencies banded together to perform the rescue, and it went smoothly. At least 27 people were rescued.
'The dog was tracked up the mountain, and finally located under a tree not moving,' the community animal response team said.
First responders had to cut open the wall and then remove the bricks one at a time until they could access the intruder.
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The family lost most of their possessions but escaped with their lives, thanks to the 5-year-old dog that alerted them all to the danger.
There was a second puppy - but it was stuck inside the mattress, its neck caught in the coil of a mattress spring.
It took several hours to corral the uncooperative cattle, but at the end of the day they were retrieved without harm.
Even though the injured hiker was not North's owner, the big animal could clearly sense that he needed help.
While the other two officers steadily walked toward the dog's location, Officer Smith took off running toward the struggling pup.
Milo beelined to the house across the street, then ran to the house next to that one and began frantically pawing at the front door.
The dogs were primarily terrier breeds, including Irish terriers, Cairn terriers, Yorkshire terriers and schnauzers.