22 August 2012 /AP
A US couple boating on a lake drowned after jumping into the water to rescue their dog, who survived. Police say the small dog jumped into Hampton Ponds in Westfield, Massachusetts, on Monday night, prompting 64-year-old Donald Cyr to follow his pet into the lake.
Police told The Westfield News that he became distressed and his wife, 61-year-old Patricia Cyr, tried to rescue him. Their daughter, Miranda Landry, told The Boston Globe that her mother jumped into the water despite not being able to swim. “It doesn’t surprise me at all,” Landry said. “I know that’s what she would do.” Other boaters, alerted by screams, helped pull the couple from the water.