This is the incredible moment when Bryn Crowell spotted a stranded dog in the ocean while on a boat off the Florida coast
Crowell thought someone lost their hat when the boat halted and circled back.
“My first thought was, ‘Woah, that hat looks like a dog,’” Crowell told The Dodo. “Another second later, I realized it WAS a dog!
How the dog got there is a mystery. Crowell’s buddy jumped in to help the struggling pooch.
Here’s the video of the unbelievable encounter:
The scared puppy was lucky to be alive, “He swam his best,” Crowell added.
Zuko has his owner’s contact information on his collar.
“We called and could hear that they were crying and upset on the phone call,” Crowell said.
Zuko’s owners were also boating. Unbeknownst to them, their dog fell overboard. Crowell’s pals saved Zuko’s life.
“When we returned Zuko, we could see [his owners] holding him close and crying,” Crowell said.
The owners afterward expressed their gratitude and explained how terrified they’d been when Zuko went missing.
Zuko’s owners also shared a picture of a new purchase to assure his safety on the water.
The dog’s situation could have ended tragically, but it didn’t. Crowell and her pals are glad they could aid Zuko.
“I’ve been on boats and in the ocean my whole life and have never seen something like it,” Crowell said.