A dog has been rescued after he was found impaled on a tree limb and dangling 15 feet in the air in a South Carolina marsh.

The Post and Courier (http://bit.ly/1zJKVI5 ) reports a concerned citizen heard a dog barking nonstop on Wadmalaw Island over the weekend. The man went to investigate Monday and found a male Staffordshire terrier mix suspended and impaled on the limb.

Animal control officers rescued the dog and carried him out of the marsh on a stretcher. Officials say the dog was stuck on the limb for 24 hours and believe he likely ran up the tree while chasing an animal.

The dog is being treated at a vet's office for wounds. He had a microchip and the vet is trying to contact his owners.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com