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Police Rescue Dog From Bronx River

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Forming a human chain, police saved a homeless man’s Rottweiler that was desperately trying to stay afloat in the Bronx River.

The Rottie named Puppet was swept downriver after slipping down a rocky shoreline on the bank near the northern tip of the New York Botanical Garden.

A bystander noticed the dog falling into the water and called 911.

As the dog struggled to swim, officers in an NYPD helicopter told cops on the ground where they could catch Puppet as he floated downstream.

They formed a human chain and using a catch pole, pulled Puppet from the water.

Police say the pup was fine and was returned to his owner.

 

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Edward J. Small

is currently a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism. He has previously worked as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, The Dickinsonian, and as an editorial intern at America’s most prominent fake newspaper, The Onion. He is a native of Connecticut but currently lives in New York City.