Bridgeport dog helps save man's life

Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez says it was really an amazing scene when the dog was walking with his family, went up to a wooded area and drew everyone's attention to a man in the woods in desperate need of medical attention.

Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez says it was really an amazing scene when the dog was walking with his family, went up to a wooded area and drew everyone's attention to a man in the woods in desperate need of medical attention. (9/16/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Police in Bridgeport are calling a local dog a hero today after it helped save a man's life while out on a walk.

Kimberly Johnson, 20, and her mother are very proud today.  They say their 1-year-old German Shepherd named Apollo saved a man's life on Saturday in Beardsley Park.

The family says the dog was walking off-leash down by the water when he began barking loudly to get their attention.

The family says Apollo had sniffed out a man who was lying out of view in the woods. 

Police say the man was suffering from a severe medical condition and urgently needed emergency care.

The family says they immediately called 911. 

Police say the sick man was taken to the hospital where he was treated and later released.

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