A German shepherd missing at sea for five weeks is back home after the U.S. Navy rescued the dog on an island in the Pacific.
Eighteen-month-old Luna apparently fell overboard from a Nick Hayworth’s fishing boat February 10, eighty miles off the California coast.
He was two miles away from San Clemente Island when he noticed Luna was gone and reported her missing to the U.S. Navy.
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Sailors launched air, land, and sea searches over several days in February, but couldn’t find any trace of the dog. Then Tuesday, conservationists driving across the island, which is maintained by the Navy, spotted a dog by the side of the road. They opened their car door and Luna jumped in, ready for a ride home.
Luna, it turns out, is a survival expert. Not only did she have to swim two miles through the ocean to land, but there’s no natural fresh water on the island. She had to find rain puddles and live off whatever food she could scavenge for five weeks.
The Navy flew her to San Diego Wednesday where Hayworth’s best friend was waiting to pick her up until the family returns to California.
We think this self-rescuing pup deserves a big treat and her own reality show.
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