Rottweiler sparks dog drama in Dalkeith

Stevie Murray who jumped into the fast flowing River Esk at Ironmills Park, Dalkeith  to rescue his pet dog BoBo the three year old Rottweiler.''They in turn had to be rescued by passers-by. 'One of who was Julie Watson from Woodburn, who was out walking her spaniels when she heard Stevies cries for help, as he fought to keep his dog above the water, after it fell in.
Stevie Murray who jumped into the fast flowing River Esk at Ironmills Park, Dalkeith to rescue his pet dog BoBo the three year old Rottweiler.''They in turn had to be rescued by passers-by. 'One of who was Julie Watson from Woodburn, who was out walking her spaniels when she heard Stevies cries for help, as he fought to keep his dog above the water, after it fell in.

A NEWTONGRANGE dog owner has told how he watched in horror as his pet Rottweiler was swept away down a river.

Stevie Myatt (31), risked his own life by jumping in after 10-stone Bobo and then needed rescuing himself.

The drama unfolded during a recent walk by the River North Esk at Ironmills Park, Dalkeith.

Stevie, of Gardiner Place, Newtongrange, was taking Bobo for a stroll through the woods when the pooch disappeared. Moments later, he was spotted bobbing towards a weir downstream.

Roofer Stevie, who bought two-year-old Bobo as a pup, told the Advertiser: “It’s horrible watching your dog drown. I saw him going under once and that was enough for me – I just went right in with all my gear on. It didn’t cross my mind that I might drown myself until I was screaming for help!”

Read full story in the February 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.