UPDATE: No Charges to be Filed Following Dog Rescue at Valley Fa - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: No Charges to be Filed Following Dog Rescue at Valley Falls State Park

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: YouTube Courtesy: YouTube
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 5 Arrested after Shots Fired in Princeton

    5 Arrested after Shots Fired in Princeton

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:58:50 GMT
    Several people are arrested on Wednesday night, after dozens of shots are fired on Courthouse Road near Crestview Drive in Princeton.
    Several people are arrested on Wednesday night, after dozens of shots are fired on Courthouse Road near Crestview Drive in Princeton.
  • Suspect Connected to Murder Investigation is Captured

    Suspect Connected to Murder Investigation is Captured

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:49:27 GMT
    Murder Suspect Desean Farley CapturedMurder Suspect Desean Farley Captured
    Desean Farley, a suspect in a Beckley murder investigation, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service in Wisconsin. Farley s believed to be the man who shot and killed a person at Willbrian Apartments on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
    Desean Farley, a suspect in a Beckley murder investigation, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service in Wisconsin. Farley s believed to be the man who shot and killed a person at Willbrian Apartments on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
  • How to avoid the back-to-school plagues

    How to avoid the back-to-school plagues

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:43:26 GMT
    During the school year children seem to bring home every type of illness, but there are a few things you can do to prevent your child from catching all those pesky illnesses.Washing hands is the universal way to avoid the spread of germs but there are a few ways you can prevent your child from getting sick when they come in contact with those germs.
    During the school year children seem to bring home every type of illness, but there are a few things you can do to prevent your child from catching all those pesky illnesses.Washing hands is the universal way to avoid the spread of germs but there are a few ways you can prevent your child from getting sick when they come in contact with those germs.
MARION COUNTY -

Update:

The Division of Natural Resources said Monday that it will not file charges against a man who rescued a dog at Valley Falls State Park.

The park superintendent said a man was walking his dog between the first and second falls Saturday when the dog fell into the water.

The current took the dog over the falls. Bystander John Clark jumped in to save the dog and a rescue team was called in.

Clark said no swim zone or not it was something he had to do.

"It's just instinct. I seen that the animal was in need of help. Instinct just took over and I just did what I had to do," Clark said.

Clark thanks the community for all of its support over the past couple of days.


Original Story:

Three people could face charges after saving a dog at Valley Falls State Park Saturday afternoon.

The Valley Falls State Park Superintendent said a man was walking his dog between the first and second falls when the dog fell into the water.

The current took the dog over the falls and downstream across the Taylor County line.

John Clark, of Marion County, jumped into the water to rescue the dog.

The park superintendent said a rescue team was called in.

Winfield District Volunteer Fire Department eventually brought Clark and dog safely back to shore.

Clark and the dog owners could face charges for violating the Valley Falls no swim policy.

The Marion County Sheriffs Department and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will discuss the issue and make a decision whether or not to press charges over the next few days.