'Drowned' East London dog found safe, reunited with happy family

An East London family breathed a sigh of relief when their missing dog Frodo was found unharmed on Saturday.
An East London family breathed a sigh of relief when their missing dog Frodo was found unharmed on Saturday.
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After being presumed drowned, Frodo the boxer, a dog that went missing at Orient Beach in East London a week ago, was found safe and sound on Saturday.

It was suspected that Frodo had drowned after going missing while playfully chasing birds on the shoreline during a routine morning beach walk.

 The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and the owners searched for the dog on Sunday and continued every day this week but all their efforts were unsuccessful as Frodo was nowhere to be found.

The misery finally came to end when Frodo was spotted on Saturday.

Leon Kemp told NSRI that they got a call from the beach manager at Orient Beach on Saturday (yesterday), reporting that a dog appearing to look just like Frodo was just seen running on the beach before disappearing into some bushes," said NSRI East London station commander Geoff McGregor.

“Leon and his son went to the beach and they admit that they were overcome with emotion when Frodo was found safe on the beach."

Following the happy reunion they returned home to reunite Frodo with his family made up of fellow Boxer Sam and Boerboel Max.

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