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Man jumps into river to rescue dog in New Jersey

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May 20 (UPI) -- A tense rescue was caught on camera in New Jersey when a man jumped into the Hudson River to rescue a dog.

A video posted to Instagram shows the man, later identified as Cole Franchi, jumping into the river in Hoboken to retrieve another person's dog from the water.

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The video shows the man follow the advice of the dog's owner and swim out past the canine to nudge the pet back to shore.

The rescue took place just a few days after a man was rescued from the river in Oyster Bay, N.Y., after jumping in to rescue a dog. The man was able to lift the dog to safety but needed help from firefighters to get back to shore.

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