Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet makes a rescue of the four-legged variety

Published 4:13 pm Monday, May 16, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

A dog who fell overboard in the Pamlico Sound was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew on Saturday, May 14, 2022, officials said.

The crew aboard a boat in the area received a report of a vessel that had lost their dog overboard, Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet said in a Facebook post Sunday.

A short time later, the crew noticed movement on the calm water, then realized it was the dog named Myla swimming toward the boat. The crew headed toward the dog and hauled Myla aboard.

Get the latest headlines sent to you

The call reporting the overboard dog came in around 6:10 p.m. and Myla was pulled aboard about five minutes later, according to Petty Officer Steve Lehmann.

The crew inspected the exhausted dog to ensure she was not injured, then Myla was reunited with her owners, the Coast Guard said.

“We want to congratulate Myla on being a good girl and an amazing doggie swimmer!” the station said in its post.