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The ferry, the dog overboard and the rescue

dog overboard rescuedWhat would you do if you were a ship’s captain and there was a dog overboard? How valuable is the life of a puppy? Would it be worth the inconvenience to the passengers to stop a ferry for one dog?

A captain off the coast of Italy had to make that decision.  He assumed the puppy would drown.  So, he kept sailing like it was business as usual.

In the meantime, six sailors from an Italian yacht club were in the Mediterranean sea.  They saw a Labrador puppy frantically paddling towards their sailboat.

A sailor reached down, grabbed the puppy by the scruff of its neck and rescued it.

The ferry company later apologized for the incident.


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