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That’s no sea turtle! Florida officer rescues dog from water

by Amy Drew

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Sergeant Brian Parkton of the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Marine Unit thought he was watching a lone sea turtle making its way through the water beneath the Marler Bridge in Destin, but on closer inspection he realized it was a small, white dog struggling to stay afloat!

He scooped the pup up into his boat, of course, and later found that the dog’s owners were on a desperate search to find her after she had fallen off a pontoon boat on Friday during an outing.

The dog was tired, but seemed no worse for wear. She was later reunited with her family.

Great job, Sergeant!!!