It’s a ruff beat: TV reporter interrupts live broadcast to heroically rescue a dog from Hurricane Florence floodwaters

Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Paul Martin

WTVD reporter Julie Wilson was reporting from New Bern, North Carolina
The city has seen heavy flooding after the Neuse River burst its banks
Hundreds had to be rescued despite the mandatory evacuation orders
Wilson helped rescue a Rottweiler ‘therapy dog’ during flooding on Friday

15 September 2018

A local television reporter has jumped in to help rescue a dog from the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence, interrupting a live broadcast to assist.

Julie Wilson, an anchor for ABC affiliate WTVD, was broadcasting on Facebook Live on Friday from New Bern, North Carolina when she aided in the Rottweiler’s rescue from a flooded home.

‘Do you think that is safe,’ Wilson asks the woman trying to bring the dog to safety, who said her name was Tasha.

‘It’s my daughter’s therapy dog. I have no choice,’ Tasha responded.

The dog had been injured, according to Tasha.

When Tasha estarts having difficulty maneuvering the animal through the water, Wilson picks up the dog and has Tasha hold the camera.

‘You are OK baby girl,’ Wilson said while carrying the dog to safety. ‘Nobody is leaving the dog in this mess. That’s what we are doing out here.’

As Tasha and her dog begin walking away in shallower waters, Tasha tells Wilson that her son is still inside trying to save one more.

‘They are trying to get out folks. They are doing their best,’ Wilson said before continuing to report on the live stream.

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