Man Jumps Into Freezing NYC River To Save A Drowning Dog

Man Jumps Into Freezing NYC River To Save A Drowning Dog

A poor dog named Harper was adopted by Erin O’Donnell from North Shore Animal League in March 2017. Quickly Erin and Harper became good friends.

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“She is a sweetheart but very anxious outside and around strangers,” O’Donnell told The Dodo.

 

On Saturday when Erin was performing with the Brooklyn Irish Dance Company in Manhattan, Harper and the dog walker were struck by a wayward motorist.
The poor Harper sustained some injuries and she was thus frightened and stunned and she runs and jumped right in East River.


Harper was in danger and would need help

 


Happily, Harper was rescued by a great man named
Castellanos(from SUNY Maritime College).


“There was a grand cheer when I entered the water,” Castellanos said. “After that, I was no longer focused on the crowds and my surroundings but focused on my breathing and swimming over to Harper. The crowds went mute during my swim. I’m sure they were still cheering, but I could not hear anything other than the water.”


“Her paws are in rough shape so she will need some trendy boots for a few weeks, but otherwise she’s in great spirits,” O’Donnell said. “It is definitely so refreshing to see the positive responses from people at the Brooklyn Barge and on social media expressing their sympathy for Harper and praising Gabe, who definitely saved the day.”

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Photo: Twitter/lorenzo_fonda


Photo: Twitter/lorenzo_fonda

 

Photo: Twitter/lorenzo_fonda