New York City harbor police rescued a young dog seen swimming two miles off of the shore of New York City.
It happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the waters of Jamaica Bay.
The eight-month old German shepherd named Charlie was struggling to stay afloat when the harbor boat came to his aid.
The rescuers, NYPD officers Benjamin Reiver and Edward Carr, used a special "dog noose" to haul the dog into the boat. When they got back to shore, a canvass was conducted to find the dog's owners. Police were successful in finding the worried family.
The shepherd, who was recently acquired from Germany, had jumped from their vehicle and ran into the water on Rockaway Inlet and was apparently swept by the currents far from shore. The dog was in the water for 40 minutes.
Cops said that Charlie showed signs of exhaustion but was in good condition.