Find Missing Dog One Week After Plane Crash
For the family who lost sadly two of its members last week in
the downing of a Beech Bonanza near Camarillo, CA... it would not
be out of bounds to call brothers Rene and Edgar Herrera
You see... not only did the two teens come to the aid of the two
survivors of the accident -- Robert Santoro, 43, and his
7-year-old son Dawson -- but one week later, the boys also found
the family's missing dog.
The Ventura County Star reports the two boys were showing the
accident site to friends Saturday when they discovered the dog,
Lindsey, in a ditch.
"We all started running towards the dog," Rene Herrera said. "We
all took turns cradling it like a baby and we took it home."
Friends of the family of the victims had been searching for
Lindsey all week.
"We were called loonies," said Bob Jansen, who along with his
wife Shirley had been trying to find the animal. "They told us we
were searching for a dead dog."
The discovery of the dog -- which suffered a ruptured diaphragm
and a broken leg -- came as a small bit of relief to the grieving
family, which lost Karen Santoro, 43, and 5-year-old son Ian in the
"The family's gone through hell on earth, and this is one tiny
bright spot," Jansen said. "We can give the family a 55-pound piece
of good news."
Robert Santoro, who was flying the plane, is still in critical
condition after nearly losing his leg in the accident. He was
thrown clear of the wreckage along with Dawson, who suffered minor
The FAA preliminary report states Santoro had reported engine
trouble shortly before the plane crashed onto a small road.
Lindsey, incidentally, underwent surgery Saturday... and is
expected to pull through.