Courtesy of Detective Sergeant Brian Nisbet
New York State Park Police
On Friday, Dr. Gino Sementa, a veterinarian from Rochester, was visiting Three Sisters Island at Niagara Falls State Park when he observed a white dog on "Little Brother Island," which is just down stream from Three Sisters Island.
Members of the New York State Park Police Swift Water Rescue Team, Lt. Clyde Doty, Det. Sgt. Brian Nisbet, PO Scott Durham and PO Jason Berardi were dispatched to the area. Doty and Durham entered the rapids and made their way to Little Brother Island where they were able to locate and secure the dog. After securing the dog, the officers had to make their way back through the rapids while carrying the dog to get to the main land.
The dog was reported missing on July 4 by a family from Lackawanna. The dog broke its leash and ran away when the Fourth of July fireworks began. A search of Goat Island on that day revealed no sign of the dog.
The dog, whose name is Lily, was turned over to the SPCA and then reunited with her owners.