Dog found alive six days after being swept away by river

A LUCKY-to-be-alive, soggy doggy has been found SIX DAYS after he was swept away in a swollen river. Owner Si James all but gave up hope of seeing his super rare breed dog called Bobby again. PIX: BOBBY SAVE AND WELL. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // news@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix A LUCKY-to-be-alive, soggy doggy has been found SIX DAYS after he was swept away in a swollen river. Owner Si James all but gave up hope of seeing his super rare breed dog called Bobby again. The pooch - a XL Bully Trindle and one of only two in the country - bolted off while out for a walk and ended up in the water. He was then dragged away in the river last Sunday which was flowing faster than normal due to flooding But eagle-eyed Nick Fecitt spotted Bobby on a rock in the river on Saturday and waded him to get him. He went missing on the River Rawthey, near Sedbergh and was found downstream Dowbiggin, Cumbria - a mile and a half away.
Bobby is a very lucky boy (Picture: Triangle)

A very lucky dog has been found alive nearly a week after being washed away by a river.

Simon Kitchen had all but given up hope of seeing Bobby again after tragedy struck on a walk in Cumbria. The ex-soldier slipped down a steep hill with his rare breed American Bully, and he bolted away. Beneath him was the fast-flowing River Rawthey that had been swelled by torrential rain. ‘I thought he was playing until he disappeared down that hill,’ Simon said.

‘I saw the river and I thought the worst as I saw the rocks below.’

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He reported Bobby missing and spent the next six days looking for him. Then, on his 51st birthday, Simon got a call from Farmgate Veterinary Surgery to say Bobby had been found.
A LUCKY-to-be-alive, soggy doggy has been found SIX DAYS after he was swept away in a swollen river. Owner Si James all but gave up hope of seeing his super rare breed dog called Bobby again. PIX: Si James and Bobby reunited. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // news@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix A LUCKY-to-be-alive, soggy doggy has been found SIX DAYS after he was swept away in a swollen river. Owner Si James all but gave up hope of seeing his super rare breed dog called Bobby again. The pooch - a XL Bully Trindle and one of only two in the country - bolted off while out for a walk and ended up in the water. He was then dragged away in the river last Sunday which was flowing faster than normal due to flooding But eagle-eyed Nick Fecitt spotted Bobby on a rock in the river on Saturday and waded him to get him. He went missing on the River Rawthey, near Sedbergh and was found downstream Dowbiggin, Cumbria - a mile and a half away.
Simon is reunited with Bobby after nearly a week apart (Picture: Triangle)
A LUCKY-to-be-alive, soggy doggy has been found SIX DAYS after he was swept away in a swollen river. Owner Si James all but gave up hope of seeing his super rare breed dog called Bobby again. PIX: Si James and Bobby reunited. TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // news@trianglenews.co.uk By Andy Crick With pix A LUCKY-to-be-alive, soggy doggy has been found SIX DAYS after he was swept away in a swollen river. Owner Si James all but gave up hope of seeing his super rare breed dog called Bobby again. The pooch - a XL Bully Trindle and one of only two in the country - bolted off while out for a walk and ended up in the water. He was then dragged away in the river last Sunday which was flowing faster than normal due to flooding But eagle-eyed Nick Fecitt spotted Bobby on a rock in the river on Saturday and waded him to get him. He went missing on the River Rawthey, near Sedbergh and was found downstream Dowbiggin, Cumbria - a mile and a half away.
Bobby is a bit delighted to see Simon (Picture: Triangle)
Eagle-eyed farmer Nick Fecitt had spotted Bobby a mile and a half downstream sitting on a rock in the river, and waded in to get him.

Simon said: ‘When I got the call from the vet I was over the moon.

‘I would love to come and see Nick to thank him. I thought it was going to be the worst birthday ever.

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‘But it was the best one ever.’

A spokesperson for the vets said: ‘So happy to say that Bobby and his owner, Simon have finally been reunited.

‘It’s Simon’s birthday today and I don’t think he could’ve had a better present.

‘Simon couldn’t speak, he was so choked up. He was convinced that the dog was dead.’

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