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.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
The officer tried to help the bird, but it got into a pond and swam away.READ MORE: 5 Wanted After Allegedly Assaulting, Stabbing 16-Year-Old Boy In The Bronx
Salyerds and Theo returned later in the day and found the eagle in a heavily wooded area.MORE NEWS: Police: Suspect Attacks Man In Hell's Kitchen, Steals Wallet
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.