He ran to the back of the boat, ducked under the steel cable that acted like a fence, and jumped out into the water.
At this point, the captain unaware anything was wrong cranked up the
power in the engines and the ship got underway again. A man standing at the
back of the ship called out over the deep drumming beat of the engines,
The owner of the dog heard the shout and looked to the spot where dog was supposed to be. Oh no! he cried out as he realized it was his dog in the water.
He ran to the back of the ship. He looked for the dog in the water and
didnt see it. A man from the upper deck pointed out into the distance.
Without hesitating, the owner of the dog found a life saving ring on the
wall, took it down, and hurled it in the direction of the dog. Then with a
running start he leapt into the water. The icy cold of the water shocked
him. With strong strokes he swam out to the ring and called out to his
Bystanders on the ferry raced to tell the captain a man and his dog were overboard. He instantly stopped the ferry and ordered the ships dingy with a small motor into the water. A couple of well-trained crewmembers drove the small boat out to the man, and hauled him into their craft. Then they went searching for the dog, and rescued it too.