CHICAGO (CBS) — A man walking in Chinatown has quick-thinking onlookers to thank for his life after he ended up in the Chicago River trying to save his dog.

Surveillance video from a nearby security camera shows how it all started. The man’s dog fell into the water in Ping Tom Memorial Park, and he jumped in right behind.

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Other people in the park heard the calls for help and ran for a life ring, and eventually pulled them both to safety.

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The man and the dog were not hurt, just exhausted by the ordeal.


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CBS 2 Chicago Staff