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North Shore Search and Rescue has a message for dog owners, keep them leashed up near fast flowing rivers.
Search manager Tim Jones says they had to recover the body of a dog this morning after it was swept away in Lynn Valley over the weekend.
Then he says they were called out again today after a dog was almost swept away in the capilano river, but ended up stranded.
Jones said "And the owner, in talking to him we assessed the terrain we knew a helicopter rescue was the only way to do it. he paid for the helicopter and our members were inserted into a rocky area and were able to get to the dog without having to do a long line rescue and got the dog out."
Jones say the high snowpack is making rivers especially dangerous as the waters swell with melting run off.