Coyote that nearly drowns at SF's Marina Green released following rescue

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Monday, November 29, 2021
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San Francisco Animal Care and Control has released a coyote rescued after nearly drowning at San Francisco's Marina Green.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Animal Care and Control has released a coyote rescued after nearly drowning at San Francisco's Marina Green.

Video shows the coyote named "Phoenix" being released after it was treated and warmed up by shelter veterinary staff.

On Friday, bystanders flagged down first responders who made a lasso to keep the coyote's head above water, until it could be pulled to safety.

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Paramedics treated the coyote for severe hypothermia.