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Florida Deputy Wades Into Swampy Lake to Rescue Trapped Dog

Videos shows deputy helping boxer out of deep water

A Florida deputy went "above and beyond the call of duty" to rescue a dog that became stuck in a swampy lake.

Video released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Thursday showed Deputy Matt Patellis wading into the deep water after an owner reported that her boxer was trapped in the small lake.

Patellis comforted the dog and was able to get him out of the water and back to land.

"They both need showers but everyone is back home safe thanks to the Deputy going above and beyond the call of duty by going into the small lake," the sheriff's office tweeted.

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