Coast Guard rescues dog in Honolulu Harbor

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard rescued a dog who was found swimming in the middle of Honolulu Harbor, Saturday.

The dog was initially spotted struggling to swim by a tug boat crew transiting the harbor. The harbormaster’s office relayed the information to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu.

The Coast Guard rescued a dog who was found swimming by itself in the middle of Honolulu Harbor, Aug. 24, 2013. The dog was rescued by crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Honolulu and taken back to the station. U.S. Coast Guard photo

The Coast Guard rescued a dog who was found swimming by itself in the middle of Honolulu Harbor, Aug. 24, 2013.  U.S. Coast Guard photo

Sector Honolulu launched a 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu. The dog was rescued by the crew at 11:30 a.m., and transported back to the station.

“The Coast Guard hopes we can reunite this dog with his family as soon as possible,” said Lt. Kevin Cooper, command duty officer at Sector Honolulu. “We understand that it’s tough for everyone when a dog goes missing, so we’re asking for the public’s help to get him home.”

Anyone with information about the dog is asked to contact Coast Guard Station Honolulu at (808) 842-2980.

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  1. Patrick Hanrahan says:

    This why I am so proud to have served in the USCG. I am 73 years old, and I would go back if they would have me.