David A. Lewis, 29, died Saturday on a hike in Greenville County with his girlfriend and dog.
“His dog got away from him, and started running for the falls. Then he went after his dog and reached for his dog. And as I understand it, when he reached for the dog, they both went over the falls,” Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill told WYFF
The dog was able to get his footing and get back to level ground, Dill said.
The girlfriend suffered some bruises while trying to make her way down to Lewis.
Lewis was a landscape architect with Earth Designs in Pickens.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 3rd, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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Five Pekingnese and a pit bull left unattended in a car parked outside a Greenville, South Carolina employment office Monday have all died.
And a mother and her son have been sentenced to 96 hours in connection with the case, News 2 in Charleston, S.C. reported.
Apparently justice moves swiftly, if not with much severity, in Greenville.
Two of the dogs were found dead in the car Monday; the four others died later while receiving treatment at an animal hospital.
Tanya Dunlap, 44, and Chris Dunlap, 20, both of Hoquiam, Wash., were charged after officers were called to the employment office after Chris Dunlap ran inside asking for water for his dogs because they were not moving.
Officers said that when they arrived the Dunlaps, along with others, were trying to provide medical attention to the animals by pouring water on them and packing ice around their bodies. They said that two of the dogs were dead when they arrived.
According to police, three more of the dogs died at a local animal hospital. They said the sixth dog died on Tuesday night, Fox News reported.
Police in the Dunlap’s hometown say Tanya Dunlap also faces charges there of animal neglect and abuse, stemming from having too many animals, the Associated Press reported.
(Photos: Greenville, S.C. Police Department)
Posted by jwoestendiek June 18th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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