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.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Video Shows Couple Questioned About Physical Altercation In Utah, Fiancé Told Police Road Trip Created 'Emotional Strain'
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.
They quickly pulled the dog from the freezing water, wrapped him up & immediately brought him to a local vet#RuffMorningREAD MORE: Justice Department Distributes $568 Million To Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims
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Officers pulled the puppy, named “Georgia,” to safety.
Georgia was taken to a local vet and is back with its owner.MORE NEWS: Police Commissioner Dermot Shea Says NYPD Is Working To Assist Rikers Island Amid Staffing Shortages
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