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Orion Township — A sheriff’s deputy revived a lifeless dog found trapped in a creek bed and suffering from hypothermia, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The small mixed breed named Rocky was discovered around 10:20 p.m. Saturday on the 2000 block of Marie Drive after a neighbor called the sheriff’s office to report sounds of an animal in distress, officials said.

The caller helped deputies find the animal in a nearby creek bed, suffering from “obvious signs of hypothermia,” officials said. A deputy removed the lifeless dog from the creek and performed lifesaving techniques, including chest compressions and wrapping it in warm blankets provided by the caller. The dog was revived thanks to these efforts, officials said.

The dog was wearing tags that help officials located its owners, who had been looking for the missing dog for 12 hours. The owners took their pet to a veterinarian for treatment and it currently is recovering at home, officials said.

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