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Boat Captain Springs Into Action When Cat Thrown From Bridge

He not only rescued the cat but plans to adopt it
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 29, 2017 2:44 PM CDT
Boat Captain Rescues Cat Thrown Off Florida Bridge
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A Florida charter boat captain couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a creature falling from a bridge Thursday, the AP reports. According to the Panama City News Herald, Capt. Jordan Smith was traveling near a bridge in Destin when an animal was apparently thrown off. The 35-year-old Smith said he moved his boat closer to the site of the splash, thinking it might be an otter. But then he saw two orange eyes looking at him in fear—it was a cat.

Smith used a net to pull the feline out of the water. The cat proceeded to grab hold of his arm all the way back to shore. Smith says the cat has been taken to a vet, and he plans to adopt her. Her name? Smith says he's thinking, "Miracle." (Read more cats stories.)

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