North East UK news Heartbroken couple's trauma after 17-month-old dog swept away by the River Tyne MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Gateshead pair Michaella Gallon and Paul Sanderson have been searching high and low for their French Bulldog Marley after he fell into the river during a walk in Hexham
Breaking News ! A couple has been left heartbroken after their 17-month-old pet dog was swept away when he fell into the River Tyne. Michaella Gallon and her partner Paul Sanderson have been searching high and low for their 17-month old puppy Marley after he slipped off a wall and into the river near Tynedale Golf Course in Hexham on Friday July 24. Paul, 49, had taken the little French Bulldog for his regular walk in that area at about 5pm before he fell, and the Gateshead man bravely ran into the river to save him. But due to the fast current and high tide caused by the recent rainfall, he was unable to swim and find his beloved pet, as he likely would have been swept away himself. Since the traumatic incident, the couple have been searching high and low for any sign of Marley along with help from the angling community, canoeists and sewage workers. Michaella, who lives in Gateshead with Paul, has accepted that Marley is likely to be dead and hopes finding him will at least bring them closure. But she's also worried about the outside chance that he could still be alive and might be trying to find his way home. Marley, a 17-month-old French Bulldog, was swept away after he fell into the River Tyne The 48-year-old said: "He jumped up, lost his footing and ended up in the river. This was at a time when the tides were high because of all the rain we had. The river was so much higher than it normally is. "Paul tried to save him but he put his legs in and could not touch the bottom and he's not a good swimmer. Then the current started to pull him so he climbed back up. There was no sign of Marley anywhere. Read More Related Articles New scheme aims to attract tourists back to Northumberland after coronavirus Read More Related Articles Farmer's stark warning to dog owners as attacks on sheep and wildlife increase "That was the last time we saw him. There has been no sign of him - nothing washed up.
. "It has been absolutely awful. it's torture. Every time we come through the door after searching for him it feels like we've been away for three weeks." The pair had only owned Marley for about 10 weeks but they had already developed a strong bond with the puppy that Michaella describes as her "baby".
She said: "Marley is the kinds of dog who has got to be touching you and wanting attention and love and cuddles. He is so happy and friendly to everybody. "When I've been at my lowest points he has always been there and he keeps us company with that little face. It's just all the little things that we are missing. "He's our baby and he's missing. We sit down at home and he isn't there. Our lives are empty."
Michaella is appealing for people to keep an eye out in the area. At the time he went missing, Marley was wearing his red harness. Anyone who does find him or has seen anything should call Paul on 07595328970.
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