The Marine Bureau reports the details of an animal water rescue that occurred on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:20 P.M. off Cedar Swamp Creek in Merrick.
According to police, Marine 11 responded to a call for a Jack Russel Terrier that was in the water. Upon arrival the dog was observed against a bulkhead trying to stay above water by clinging to a crossbeam. Marine Bureau officers were able to remove the dog from the water and bring it on the boat. The dog was transported back to shore on Marine 11 and reunited with its owner. One officer did sustain puncture wounds on both hands from rescuing the distressed dog and was brought a local hospital for assessment and treatment.
Details by: PIO 12/13/19
*See Attached Photo (From Left to Right, Police Officer Joseph Schoepfer, Police Officer Michael Kalab, Owner and Eddie the dog)