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This is the moment a beleaguered dog was rescued from the Thames when two canoeists came to his aid.

The panicked pooch can be seen trying to clamber up a steep concrete bank at Kew, opposite Brentford, on Sunday afternoon (June 14) as his concerned owner looks on.

Two canoeists then appear and team up to hold the dog above water as they drift downstream looking for somewhere to get him out of the river.

The dramatic footage was recorded at around 3pm by former Take a Break editor John Dale for his Youtube channel Brentford TV.

He said the canoeists had drifted out of view but he later heard from one, Peter Hughes, who posted a message online saying the dog was safely returned to dry land.

"Thanks for getting the footage. That's me with the dog in the boat and Stefs Wurld steering us. We drifted down to a ladder and the dog was safely returned to its owner," Mr Hughes wrote.

Mr Dale claimed it was not rare for dogs to get stuck in that stretch of the Thames after slipping down the embankment.

He said he has watched many dogs floundering in the water from his balcony in Brentford Dock over the years, like this one, in September last year, which also had a happy ending.

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