Dog rescued from ocean off Union Beach, NJ
UNION BEACH — The doggy paddle proved to be a little too much to handle for one Jersey Shore pup.
A 10-year-old Siberian Husky named Caiden was rescued Monday off Union Beach after swimming 1.5 miles into the ocean, according to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
The pooch jumped into the Raritan Bay, separating from his owner.
Someone spotted Caiden in distress while doggy paddling in the water on July 4 and reported the incident to the Union Beach Police Department.
Caiden was then picked up by members of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Marine 1 unit, who located the dog, brought him on board, then navigated shallow waters to reunite him with his owner on shore.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden commended his team for a job well done, according to the Facebook post.
Caiden appeared to be tired, but in good shape without any injuries.
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