A dog named Maddie is back with its owner after a group of boaters spotted him swimming all alone in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
According to NECN, a ferry off the coast of Maine was on its way to Martha’s Vineyard when passengers suddenly spotted a dog, desperately paddling toward their boat.
“Everyone on the boat was like, ‘Oh my God! We have to help him!'” Carol Potier told NECN.
The ferry was too high, and crew members couldn’t quite reach the dog, but they managed to flag down a nearby fishing boat.
According to Maine Marine Patrol, lobsterman Corey Beverage was able to pluck the dog from the water.
Other fishermen aboard the boat contacted Marine Patrol, who was able to locate Maddie’s owner. The two have since been reunited.