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Dog who fell into Chicago River found safe

A Pomeranian that slipped off a boat Sunday evening into the North Branch of the Chicago River has been found.

Tank, a yellow Pomeranian, was found Monday night on the 4900 block of North Kedzie Avenue in Chicago after he went missing around 6:30 p.m. the day before near Goose Island, in the Chicago River.

The 5-year-old dog's owners, Linn and Mark Lewis of the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, searched for hours, working with Chicago Police and the U.S. Coast Guard to try and find the missing dog.

The couple had been boating in Lake Michigan Sunday for the Memorial Day holiday and entered the Chicago River around 6 p.m. They did not see him go into the water.

Tank was wearing a yellow life vest with the word "Gladiator" written on the side.

"We always take him," said Linn Lewis, noting the dog knows how to swim. "He loves to go boating, we’ve taken him boating for years."

Tank apparently swam to shore and was found in a park. The couple offered a $500 reward but said the woman who found Tank wouldn't accept the money.

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