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Updated Jul 13, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Dog drowns after car rolls into Lake Pleasant

LAKE PLEASANT, Ariz. -- Authorities say a family's dog died after the car it was tied to rolled over into Lake Pleasant.

KTVK-TV reports that Maricopa County Sheriff's divers recovered the dog Saturday after searching the lake for the car.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the dog was left tied to a back tire but the animal somehow got inside the car and released the emergency brake around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Divers had to wait for daylight to search.

The car was located in about 15 feet of water a few feet offshore and the dog was found in the passenger seat.

Sheriff's deputies said the dog's owners are cooperating with investigators.

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Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/

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