A German shepherd struggling to stay afloat 2 miles offshore in the Atlantic was rescued by harbor police Monday night, officials said.
Charlie, the doggie was unable to resist a dip, so he leaped out of his owner's vehicle and bounded into the water near Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, only to be swept away.
When two harbor officers spotted a dog in the middle of the ocean, they couldn't believe their eyes. "Um… is that a dog?" LOLZ?
The copers used a tool called a dog noose to lasso the exhausted pet and pull him onto the boat. The panicked pooch had been in the water about 40 minutes.
Police canvassed the shoreline, where they were able to reunite Charlie with his relieved and grateful owner, who had recently acquired the 8-month-old dog in Germany.
We have a feeling things wouldn't have worked out so well for a weiner dog.
[image via Todd Maisel/News]