Police Rescue Dog from Hudson River

By Ben Fractenberg on December 12, 2011 7:06am 

Officer Kevin Fedynak with the Airedale Terrier and its owner after saving the dog from drowning in the Hudson River on Dec. 11, 2011.
Officer Kevin Fedynak with the Airedale Terrier and its owner after saving the dog from drowning in the Hudson River on Dec. 11, 2011.
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WEST VILLAGE — Police rescued a wet pup that fell into the frigid Hudson River Sunday.

Bodhi, a two-and-a-half-year-old Airedale Terrier, fell into the river while chasing a Frisbee near 13th and West streets about 4:10 p.m. Sunday and got trapped under a pier, the NYPD said. Its owner climbed down the side of the pier, but was unable to reach his dog, police added.

The police were called in and were able to maneuver a boat close enough to Bodhi for officer Kevin Fedynak to fetch him out of the water, the NYPD explained.

The dog was quickly wrapped in towels to prevent hypothermia.

Officer Benjamin Reiver, who was piloting the boat, also saved a German Shepard on July 25 off Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, after the current swept the dog about a mile offshore.

There were no reported injuries from the incident, police said.

Officers Benjamin Reiver (l.) and Kevin Fedynak stand with
Officers Benjamin Reiver (l.) and Kevin Fedynak stand with "Bodhi" and its owner after saving the dog from drowning in the Hudson River off West 13th Street on Dec. 11, 2011.
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