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Dog Rescued from Jamaica Bay by NYPD, Returned to Owner

Tinkerbell was reunited with her owners after police officers fished her out of Jamaica Bay (NYPD Special Ops/ Twitter)

Jan. 21, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A lucky pooch was rescued from the icy waters of the Jamaica Bay Wednesday morning.

Officers with the NYPD Harbor Patrol unit spotted Tinkerbell the pup frantically doggy-paddling and struggling to stay afloat through the bay around 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the NYPD Special Ops Twitter account.

The officers quickly pulled the dog out of the freezing water and wrapped her up onboard the NYPD boat. They then rushed to a local vet where Tinkerbell was evaluated.

Tinkerbell was found to be in good health and was reunited with her owner less than two hours later at the 100th Precinct in Rockaway Beach, the NYPD wrote on Twitter.

“After failing her physical for the #SCUBA Team, Tinkerbell has been reunited with her owner Jason,” police said. “Tinkerbell is in great health & is looking forward to sleeping all day. Thanks to our Harbor members for making this reunion paw-ssible.”

One of Tink’s owners, Karen Dublin, replied to the tweet to thank the officers for saving her dog.

“We are so grateful,” she wrote next to an image of Tinkerbell curled up asleep. “She is so happy to be home.”

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