NEW ORLEANS (CBSDC) — A Secret Service dog fell to its death off a New Orleans parking garage while conducting a security sweep for Vice President Biden.

WWL-TV reports the dog fell off the six-story roof at the Premier Parking garage adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel where Biden was speaking for Sen. Mary Landrieu’s re-election fundraiser.

The Belgian shepherd was rushed to Metairie Veterinary hospital by motorcade but attempts to revive the dog proved unsuccessful.

Max Milien, a Secret Service spokesman, told CNN it was a “tragic accident.”

The Daily Mail reports this is the first time a Secret Service dog died in this type of accident.

The Secret Service began using dogs in 1975 to help detect for explosives.

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