Dog killed by toxic algae July 9 (3)
Jerry Benedick and his black lab Axel spent Tuesday on the Middle Fork Willamette River, just downstream from Dexter Reservoir.
"He swam in the water while I fished," Benedick said. "He was fine, everything was good."
Benedick stopped at a store on the way home. While inside, he heard Axel barking.
Concerned someone was messing with Axel, he went outside to investigate. Benedick found Axel collapsed in his kennel.