HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A state police officer and his K-9 partner helped rescue an injured bald eagle Monday in Central New York.

Police said Trooper Brandon Salyerds and his K-9 Theo were patrolling the Hanson Aggregate Gravel Pit in Horseheads when they spotted the eagle. It had an injured wing, apparently from a nearby power line.

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The officer tried to help the bird, but it got into a pond and swam away.

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Salyerds and Theo returned later in the day and found the eagle in a heavily wooded area.

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With the help of another trooper and Department of Environmental Conservation officer, they were able to capture the bird and transport it to Cornell University Wildlife Hospital for treatment.