Man rescued by firefighters after jumping to save dog in water

Authorities in New York’s Long Island region said a man who jumped into the water to rescue his dog ended up needing to be rescued by firefighters.

The Nassau County Police Department said in a news release that the 34-year-old man was walking his service dog in Oyster Bay on Sunday evening when the canine ran into the water for a swim.

“The dog began to struggle and became stuck under a dock,” the Police Department said.

The man’s girlfriend used to the dog’s GPS collar to pinpoint the pet’s location and the man jumped into the water to assist the dog.

A police officer arrived on the scene to find the dog had been lifted to safety, but the man was unable to get himself out.

The officer threw a life preserver to the man and summoned the Oyster Bay Fire Department.

Firefighters “used a rescue line to extract the male from the water,” the Police Department said.

The man and dog were not injured.

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