Baltimore Cops Rescue Dog From Frigid Harbor
Officer swims under 2 piers to save hypothermic dog
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2011 6:34 AM CST
Officer Americus J. Rambeau says the dog "was happy to have someone to hang onto" when he got close enough to grab it.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – An officer with Baltimore's marine unit went well beyond the call of duty to rescue a dog trapped in frigid harbor waters. The officer donned a cold-water rescue suit and swam under two piers to save Penny, a 1-year-old Labrador that had leaped into the water after escaping from its home. "It was the right thing to do," the officer tells the Baltimore Sun. The dog "was struggling. Exhausted." Penny, who had spent around 2 hours in the water, was reunited with her owner after being treated for cold-water exposure and hypothermia.