Cousins Rescue Dog In Middle Of Water

Two Florida men saved a yellow Labrador that was swimming in the middle of Pensacola Bay.

Cousins Scott Traynom and Chris Land were fishing in their boat when they saw something in the water. They pulled up to it and realized that it was a dog, swimming all by herself.

The Labrador was at least a mile from land, and she was extremely tired.

Land said, “The bay right here is three miles wide. She was right smack in the middle. I don’t think with the current and everything else going on she would have made it back to land.”

The cousins said that it was obvious that the dog had been swimming for an extremely long time and when they approached her, she started to swim towards them. The cousins then grabbed her and pulled her into the boat.

The dog had no collar, but Traynom and Land think that she belongs to someone and they are trying to find her owners.

They said that the dog is extremely well behaved, friendly and in good health. The cousins just hope that she will be reunited with her family soon.


8 Responses to “Cousins Rescue Dog In Middle Of Water”

  1. NH says:

    I’m so glad those guys saw that dog and were kind enough to save it. They deserve medals. They’re heros.

  2. meh says:

    Given that the dog was at least a mile from land and not wearing a collar, I’d be a little reluctant to try to find her family and reunite her with them; I find myself feeling a little suspicious of how she ended up where she did, and wondering whether she’d been dumped, poor thing.

  3. sb says:

    What great guys! It warms the heart to know there are such kind people out there. Gives balance to all the sad news.

  4. Denise says:

    meh…I agree, it’s suspect how that dog got that far from land on its own. I’m thinking she was taken out there and dumped overboard.

  5. Michelle says:

    Those guys are great for saving the dog! I do wonder too, if this dog may have been dumped by his owner. Why would a dog swim so far into the bay if he was only going to turn right around and swim back? Hmmm… very suspicious. Let’s pray that if no one claims the dog he will be adopted by a good family. Either that or maybe one of the two guys themselves will adopt him!

  6. Pam says:

    I sure wouldn’t be looking for the owner. The fact that the dog had no collar and was in the middle of the bay makes me think someone took her out there and threw her overboard! If we lived in a civilized world, then the cousins would be correct in trying to find the owner. The fact is we don’t and the dog should be placed with a good Lab rescue who will rehome her.

  7. Carolyn & Maggie says:

    The dog may have been on a boat and gone overboard. If the boat was fast moving and the dog wasn’t wearing a lifevest it may have been hard to spot in the water, especially if the waves were high. I just bought neon orange lifevest for Maggie for these very reasons.

    Getting rescued is great, hope she has a happy reunion … or adoption, whichever the case may be!

  8. Nancy VB says:

    I felt that the dog showing up in the middle of the bay sounded suspicious too.
    I can understand falling off the boat without a life vest, but without a collar?
    If my dog fell overboard, I’d be looking for her.
    Thanks to these two men that saved her, they are how we all are supposed to be, kind and helpful. I hope the dog gets a good and loving home.

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