Kristen Kelly with her Russian terrier, Yuri. (credit: Handout)
WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The search for a 120-pound dog that was swept away by floodwaters in West Babylon during the height of Wednesday’s historic storm has come to a tragic end.
The body of the 6-year-old Russian terrier named Yuri was found Thursday morning where the Carlls River meets the Great South Bay in Babylon — about two miles away from where the dog disappeared.
“A kayaker found him this morning and then a man took us out on his boat and we brought him in,” Yuri’s owner John Kelly told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera. “We took him right to the vet and quickly made private cremation.”
Yuri’s owners are grateful for the outpouring of support they received as they searched for their beloved pet.
“When we were walking around midnight people in the street were giving us thumbs up and everybody was saying they were looking,” Kelly said.