Six People and a Dozen Dogs and Puppies Required Water Rescue From Inundated River Island In San Jose

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A group of people and their dogs who were apparently camped on an island in the Guadalupe River in San Jose required an emergency rescue on Sunday as the river waters rose.

The water rescue occurred Sunday afternoon, and San Jose firefighters used a pontoon boat to perform two separate rescues in the rushing Guadalupe River. Firefighters said the island where the people had been camped was “rapidly diminishing” as the water rose.

Rescuers brought six individuals back to shore, along with three adult dogs and nine puppies, as KTVU reports.

All of the individuals and the dogs were reportedly rescued safely.

Firefighters in Alameda also performed a water rescue near a sailboat in the roiling waters of the Bay on Sunday morning.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.