A dog and his owner who jumped into Newark Bay was rescued by a Bayonne police officer over the weekend, according to Mayor James Davis.
“Great team effort by our first responders,” Davis said in a statement on social media.
According to Davis, on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 16, a friendly Rottweiler named Brody jumped into the frigid waters of Newark Bay by the bulkhead at Stephen Gregg Park.
“Brody’s owner went in after him and they were both soon in trouble,” Davis said.
A Bayonne police officer on patrol was flagged down and instantly a rescue effort was underway, Davis said. Members of the Bayonne Police, Bayonne Fire, Hudson County Sheriff, McCabe Ambulance, and the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management were on scene and able to pull both Brody and his owner to safety.
“First off, I want to say how happy I am that both are safe,” Davis said. “I want to thank our brave first responders for their quick action and always working so hard to keep Bayonne safe!”
In response to Davis’s Facebook post, the owner of the dog thanked the city for helping save Brody.
“Can’t Thank Bayonne PD/FD Mayor Jimmy Davis enough for helping me save Brody,” Pat Garcia wrote. “… A few more minutes and he might have not made it.”
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