The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

River Rescue Successful - Brevard NC


Last updated 12/11/2013 at 12:42pm

When John Wayne Hardison, owner of High Country Tree Service, headed out last Friday to assess the potential challenges and costs of removing a dangerous and rapidly growing logjam on the French Broad River, he wasn’t necessarily planning on getting into the river for an up-close view of the massive tangle of trees and branches clogging the river’s entire width. But that’s exactly what happened when Hardison’s dog, Deets, fell into the river and became entangled in the logjam.

Hardison said the dog, a black Labrador retriever, was standing on the river’s edge upstream of the logja...

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