According to a Facebook post from the Royersford Office of Emergency Management, Royersford patrol officer Mark Smythe rescued a dog from drowning in the Schuylkill River this morning.
Royersford's Media Relations Officer, Tom Godin, told Patch that Smythe received a radio call at about 8:53am that a pedestrian had seen the dog in the river near 1st Avenue and Diamond Place.
Smythe called for a fire department water rescue, but the dog was in serious distress.
"The dog was trapped underneath a log and only his head was visible. The dog did not have much time, according to Smythe," Godin said.
Smythe jumped into the water and freed the dog from the log. Several passersby helped Smythe get the dog up the steep bank and onto the flat surface.
The dog was taken to Royersford Veterinary Hospital for treatment and then to the SPCA in Perkiomenville. The owners claimed the dog from the SPCA around 11:30am.
"Officer Smythe owns a dog, and stated he jumped into the water because of his love of dogs!" Godin said.