Lucky Dog! Rescuers Save Pooch in Baltic Sea
Polish research ship saves freezing dog on ice floe
By Brittany Machion,  Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2010 4:48 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 28, 2010 6:02 PM CST
Adam Buczynski carries the rescued dog.   (AP Photo/Maciej Czoska)
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(User Submitted) – This dog has a new best friend. The crew of a research ship rescued a shivering pooch found adrift in the Baltic Sea. The dog—now nicknamed "Baltic," of course—floated at least 75 miles on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the sea. He's in surprisingly good shape, with no frostbite, and crew members are trying to find his owners. If they can't, they say they'll gladly adopt him.

The dog "kept slipping into the water and crawling back on top of the ice," one of the rescuers tells AP. "At one point it vanished underwater, under the ship and we thought it was the end, but it emerged again and crawled on an ice sheet."