Dog saved after being locked inside sinking car

A man made a dramatic rescue of a dog that was drowning on Friday, as the locked car that the dog was inside suddenly rolled into a river.

Dog saved after being locked inside sinking car

Things unexpectedly took a turn for the bizarre after a man found a wandering dog in the northern Swedish town Sollefteå and drove it over to the local police station.

The dog was left to wait inside the car while the man went inside the police station to speak with the officers.

During his absence the car somehow rolled down into the Ångermanland river.

Seeing this, the man rushed out and threw himself into the river. With a knife, he managed to smash the rear window, and the lucky dog was able to swim out and return safely back to land.

The man then tried unsuccessfully to keep a hold of the sinking car, which drifted away from the shore.

“He held onto the car, but it drifted and then it sank. But a guy was there who saw what happened and jumped in to help him,” said the man’s mother to the local newspaper Allehanda.

In rescuing the dog, he’d injured his hand while breaking the window, and yelled back to shore that he was exhausted and unable to swim anymore. Hearing this, a police officer threw himself into the water, in turn saving him.

The dog has now been returned to its owner and the man who rescued him has been restored to health after a quick sojourn at Sollefteå’s hospital for his injured hand.

As for the car, however, local police reported that it sank to the bottom of the river.

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Copenhagen police to limit cars on busy nightlife streets

Copenhagen will limit cars on narrow streets in areas thronging with bars and clubs from June 1st to crack down on nighttime public disturbances, police said on Tuesday.

Copenhagen police to limit cars on busy nightlife streets

The affected streets are all located in lively parts of the capital designated as “nightlife zones”, which police monitor closely, and violations from midnight to 5am will be subject to a 3,000 kroner fine.

“Drivers parade in their cars in the nightlife zones, they accelerate loudly, play loud music, scream at passers-by and generally create insecurity and traffic situations that are downright dangerous,” Copenhagen police chief Tommy Laursen said.

“By banning car traffic, our aim is to prevent all of that,” he added.

The zones are located near Copenhagen’s City Hall, a popular pedestrian area and Kødbyen, the old slaughterhouse neighbourhood in the popular Vesterbro district.

The crackdown does not affect residents, taxis or essential transport such as trash collection, ambulances and delivery vehicles.