Reporter Stops Reporting to Save Injured Dog

Julie Wilson does more than tell the story
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2018 11:40 AM CDT

Who says journalists just watch the world go by? Julie Wilson was reporting for WTVD in New Bern, NC, on Friday when she helped rescue an injured dog, ABC News reports. Wilson saw a woman who identified herself as Tasha trying to save the Rottweiler from two-foot-high water. "It's my daughter's therapy dog," says Tasha. "I have no choice." After reporting more on the scene via a Facebook Live feed—and reminding viewers, "This is no joke, folks, when they tell you or encourage you to leave"—Wilson asked if she could pick up the dog.

"You are OK baby girl," Wilson tells the dog while carrying her safely over the water. "Nobody is leaving the dog in this mess. That's what we are doing out here." Soon, Wilson puts the dog down in shallower waters and Tasha says her son is still in their house trying to save people. "They are trying to get out folks," reports Wilson. "They are doing their best." According to People, the storm's death toll reached 13 after a South Carolina couple used a generator in their home and died from carbon monoxide poisoning. (More Tropical Storm stories.)

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