During a sailing trip near the coast of Florida, a group of young people spotted a dog swimming and decided to rescue it.
They decided to slow down and turn around to see what the unusual underwater object was.
From a distance, Bryn and his friends assumed it was a lost hat, but when they got closer, that all changed.
“My first reaction was, ‘Wow, that hat looks like a dog!’ After another second, I realized it was a dog!
No one knows how the little dog got so far from shore, but it was clear that he was fighting for his life. One of Bryn’s friends decided to jump into the water, grab the dog and bring it to safety.
Bryn’s friend captured the exact moment of the rescue on video and chose to share it on social media. The episode was so great that it went viral almost instantly.
The puppy was extremely scared and surprised, but he was very lucky to be discovered by the sailors.
“Looks like he just swam to save his life.”
After checking, the young man discovered that the dog was wearing a collar with an ID card and family information. So they decided to call to announce his rescue, and they heard them crying, fidgeting and bewildered in the middle of the call.
According to the family of a dog named Zuko, that day they went sailing and took their dog with them. Zuko was happy because it was his first time sailing and he jumped every time a wave hit the boat.
The small dog fell into the sea without the family knowing, they mistook it for someone hiding in the boat.
They couldn’t find it after searching for a few minutes, so they decided to go back to the place they had discovered. Things didn’t go well, but Zuko got a fresh start in life thanks to Bryn and his friends.
“When we got back to Zuko, we found [her owners] sobbing and cuddling it.