By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A couple helped rescue a puppy from the freezing waters of Jamaica Bay this week.

Carol and Scott Denaro had just arrived at their eye care store in Rockaway Beach when they saw the shepherd-lab mix treading water Wednesday morning.

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We’re told the dog ran into the water after it was startled.

The couple tried to coax the dog back to shore, but then got the attention of a nearby NYPD harbor unit.

Officers pulled the puppy, named “Georgia,” to safety.

Georgia was taken to a local vet and is back with its owner.

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