HEADLINES: Police K-9 dies, teen trapped in drainpipe, Hudson River rescues

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2021, 12:20 PM

Updated 1,046 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A retired Clarkstown Police K-9 named Taz has died at 15 years old. Clarkstown police say K-9 Taz began his career with the department in 2006 and proudly served the residents for 12 years before retiring in 2018.
A teenage girl is safe after she was trapped in a drainpipe in Mamaroneck. Police say a 13-year-old girl fell into a hole feet first on Old White Plains Road and Center Avenue Saturday night. They say she got stuck up to her armpits and struggled to keep her head above ground. It took the Mamaroneck Fire Department more than an hour to get her out. The hole had been left open as part of damage from the storm. They say the girl has minor injuries but should be OK. The hole has since been boarded up and sectioned off.
Dutchess County Marine Patrol responding to reports of people in the Hudson River off the city of Poughkeepsie shoreline Sunday. Upon investigation, it was revealed that a motorboat was anchored in the Hudson River with a raft tethered to the stern. A 10-year-old girl fell of the raft and began to drift south in the river's current. A 14-year-old boy, who was also on the raft, jumped in the water to save her. Then, a 40-year-old man jumped off the boat to help the two kids. All three ended up drifting south in the current -- further away from the boat. The Marine Unit was able to return them safely back to their boat.

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