(WSVN) - A dog is safe and sound after a scary swim in the ocean.
Sarasota County Emergency Services and Marine Patrol were called to help rescue a man and his dog that fell into the water outside the Sarasota Yacht Club, Sarasota Police said in a Facebook post.
Fire rescue was able to save the man right away, but the dog, a Chihuahua named Tinkerbell, was stuck in the water for 40 minutes before officers were able to rescue her.
An officer spotted Tinkerbell clinging to a floating piece of wood.
Tinkerbell was then reunited with her owner, who thanked the officers for their quick response.
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