WATCH: Police risk their lives to save dog from flash flood

SALGAR, ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA -- In a moving demonstration of perseverance, police on Wednesday rescued a dog that accidentally fell into a raging river, whose current had intensified in recent days thanks to a string of heavy rains in the region.

In a cellphone video posted on the Internet and confirmed by the National Police, a group of rural officers can be seen running along the bank of the river, the dog's head bobbing in the muddy current, to shouts of "jump in, jump in."

One officer eventually took the plunge, and after almost being dragged under, pulled the scruffy pup to safety and handed it to a colleague who performed CPR.

According to reports, the dog suffered injuries from the rocks and debris in the river, but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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