NYPD’s Harbor and Emergency Service Unit rescued a dog from the Hudson River at Pier 83 in Hell’s Kitchen on Saturday afternoon. They also pulled the pup’s 28-year-old owner from the waters after he had attempted to help his pet, which had accidentally taken a plunge into the river.
A video tweeted by Erin Lostraglio shows two NYPD boats arriving to help the rescue. The dramatic images show the dog swimming in the water and a rope being used by rescuers from a Circle Line tourist ship berthed at W43rd Street and 12th Avenue. NYPD Special Ops then brought the dog ashore at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park.
“Great work by #NYPD Harbor & ESU rescuing a male that jumped into the Hudson River to retrieve his dog that accidentally fell into the water. The male was unable to return to land, responding personnel quickly removed both the man & his dog to safety,” police tweeted, along with a photo of the rescuer holding the dog in the water.
The dog owner was taken to Mount Sinai West in a stable condition.