Bayonne firefighters rescued a dog that had made her way into the Kill van Kull yesterday and successfully reunited the pet with her owner, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Yesterday afternoon just before 3 p.m., Bayonne police were tracking a loose dog on John F. Kennedy Boulevard towards Dennis Collins Park, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management explained on their Facebook page.
Their attempts to corral the dog were unsuccessful, as the dog made a getaway into the Kill van Kull under the Bayonne Bridge. The Bayonne Fire Department responded with units on land and Marine One, authorities said.
After some time, Bayonne firefighters were able to rescue the dog from the currents and pulled the dog, Cher, on board. The dog’s owner met the firefighters and the rescued pooch at Robbins Reef, where a happy reunion took place, officials said.
“Today’s response by several units of the Fire Department, including the Marine Unit, as well as the quick actions of Police Officers from both Bayonne and Port Authority, proved to be the difference in rescuing this dog from danger,” Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver said in a statement.
“I want to thank the firefighters and police officers for their actions and professionalism.”