Cops rescue 200 pound dog found clinging onto bay bulkhead

Photo courtesy of Brigantine PBA.

Photo courtesy of Brigantine PBA.

A large dog found in a chilly back bay in Atlantic County on Monday is alive thanks to the efforts of police officers and a boat recovery company staffer.

Authorities say Brigantine Police Officer Joe Sweet responded to a Bayshore Avenue house on a report of a lost dog.

Upon arrival, Sweet found the Mastiff, reportedly weighing more than 200 pounds, “grasping” on to a bulkhead in the bay behind the Bayshore Avenue property, according to police.

Additional officers arrived, along with a member of Sea Tow Atlantic City, to rescue the dog from the water.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

A buoy in nearby Absecon recorded a water temperature of around 50 degrees on Monday.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal