Man Drowns Trying to Save Dog in Ocean

It's the second such incident in about a month
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2013 6:55 PM CST
A couple walk along the North Beach as a helicopter searches for a man lost in the high surf Tuesday at the Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – A 59-year-old California man drowned after being swept out to sea while trying to save his dog, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Charles Quaid was walking on the beach at Point Reyes peninsula with his wife and retriever when a rogue wave pulled the dog into the water. The Chronicle says Quaid got swept away when he and his wife went in to save the animal. Both his wife and the dog made it back to shore safely. In late November, three members of a family drowned in California while trying to save their dog. In that case, too, the dog made it back to shore on its own. (Read more dogs stories.)

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