If you've ever had a pet go missing, then you know it can be quite devastating. But if you're one of the lucky ones, then you've also felt the joy when you've reunited with your furry friend. A fisherman from San Diego, CA, is one of the lucky ones.
On Feb. 10 Nick Haworth and his German shepherd, Luna, were catching lobsters on a boat two miles from San Diego. "They were pulling in their (lobster) traps, and one minute Luna was there, and the next minute she was gone," Sandy DeMunnik, spokeswoman for Naval base Coronado told The Associated Press.
Haworth expected to see Luna back at shore because she was a strong swimmer. But he was disappointed. After notifying Navy personnel and searching for two days, Luna was nowhere to be found. Everyone believed she'd drowned. "They looked everywhere for her. They couldn't see her. The water was dark, and she's dark," said DeMunnik.
But, remarkably, this past Tuesday Luna was seen on San Clemente Island, located 70 miles from San Diego. The blue-eyed pup was a bit weak, but a biologist said Luna was healthy. She'd spent the last five weeks living on the island, catching mice for food.
Luna, the overboard dog who swam to shore & survived 5 weeks, one step closer to home. https://t.co/Rhwb4B6l6g pic.twitter.com/B6Atqfy3E8— The Union-Tribune (@sdut) March 17, 2016
Luna, the overboard dog who swam to shore & survived 5 weeks, one step closer to home. https://t.co/Rhwb4B6l6g pic.twitter.com/B6Atqfy3E8
The two have not yet been reunited, since Haworth is away for work, but Luna is with the next best person--Haworth's best friend.
It's clear that Luna really is an AWESOME swimmer, and she's only 1-year-old!
Luna the dog, thought to be lost at sea, turns up on California beach: https://t.co/1GgmBGiEzw pic.twitter.com/BD5ODaznZN— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) March 17, 2016
Luna the dog, thought to be lost at sea, turns up on California beach: https://t.co/1GgmBGiEzw pic.twitter.com/BD5ODaznZN
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