Brother and sister save pet dog from drowning, lose their lives

The two, in their 20s, had gone to a Shiva temple, located in the middle of Cauvery river. They were taking a bath when they noticed the dog being washed away and rushed to rescue it, police said.

tamil nadu Updated: Apr 23, 2018 20:29 IST
Press Trust of India, Erode (TN)
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Though the siblings were washed away on Sunday, their bodies were recovered the next day, police said.(Photo for representation)

A brother-sister duo drowned in the Cauvery river near Erode in Tamil Nadu while rescuing their pet dog, police said on Monday.

The incident occurred on Sunday when the two, in their 20s, had gone to the famous Nattatreeswaran (Lord Shiva) temple, located in the middle of the Cauvery river at Kangeyampalayam, they added.

They were taking a bath when they noticed the dog being washed away and rushed to rescue it, police said.

Though the duo saved the animal and pushed it to the bank, they had strayed into deep waters and drowned, police added. The bodies were retrieved on Monday, they said.

First Published: Apr 23, 2018 20:29 IST