I mean honestly…I despair at the stupidity of some people…no dog on earth is worth 3 dead people…now the dog needs a new home:
Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 3-metre surf churned the water just metres away like a washing machine.
Signs near the northern California beach warned of “sneaker waves,” the kind that suddenly roar ashore.
Kuljian tossed a stick that took the dog down to the water’s edge, and in an instant, authorities said, a wave swallowed it, setting off a nightmarish scramble.
“Everything kind of snowballed from there,” Coast Guard Lt. Bernie Garrigan said.
Kuljian’s 16-year-old son, Gregory, ran to save the dog, only to be captured by the surging surf himself. Kuljian, 54, followed, and then his wife, Mary Scott, 57. On shore, their 18-year-old daughter, Olivia, and Gregory’s girlfriend could only watch.
Both parents’ bodies were later recovered, but the boy – presumed dead – is still missing.
The dog eventually made it back to shore.