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    CPR Saves Dog in Tampa

    A dog is okay after being saved on the beach. (Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015)

    A yellow Labrador retriever is alive thanks to fast-acting bystanders and local firefighters on a Tampa beach.

    The dramatic rescue on Davis Island, captured on video, shows several people surrounding the dog while a man and woman perform CPR on the pooch. 

    Ignacio Torano, a local resident who recorded the rescue and posted it on YouTube, said the dog drank too much water while swimming and had stopped breathing. 

    Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the scene and gave the dog oxygen.

    After a minute, a bystander is heard saying "she's back up." The Labrador is expected to be OK.

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