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  • 18 April 2013, 9:41

Swimming dog sparks murder scare

Jetty /Google Earth

A viral murder scare on Google Earth has turned out to be nothing more gruesome than a Dutch dog enjoying a swim.

Millions of people clicked on a link to a satellite map photo image of what looked like a trail of blood on a jetty and two people looming over a body.

But the 'crime scene' was really a photo of a golden retriever called Rama which had just enjoyed a swim at Beatrixpark, Almere, Holland, reports The Sun.

And what viewers believed to be bood was water which turned the decking dark brown as Rama raced back to owner Jacquelina Koenen and shook himself.

Ms Keonen, 52, said: "When I saw the picture I realised, 'It's my dog'. He loves the water.

"He jumps off the end of the jetty, swims round to the bridge and runs down to the edge again.

"It's hilarious that everyone thought it was murder. But it's great he's now world famous."

Local police confirmed: "It's not a murder. It's a dog."