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Dog rescued after swimming 1.5 miles from shore in New Jersey

Dog rescued after swimming 1.5 miles from shore in New Jersey
A 10-year-old Siberian husky named Caiden was rescued after swimming 1.5 miles from shore in New Jersey's Raritan Bay. Photo courtesy of the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

July 6 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in New Jersey came to the rescue of a confused dog that ran into the water and swam one and a half miles from shore.

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office said its Marine 1 Unit was dispatched when the 10-year-old Siberian husky, named Caiden, was reported in distress in Raritan Bay.

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The sheriff's office said Caiden had swam about 1.5 miles out into the water before he was picked up by the Marine 1 Unit.

The canine was not injured and was returned to his owner.

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