A 1-year-old corgi dog who fell overboard from a yacht on the Indian River in Florida has swum 10km to safety.
Jon Atwood said he brought his dog, Jessica, with him when he went to help his mother and stepfather take their 65-foot yacht from Florida to North Carolina.
Atwood said the vessel was passing under the State Road 520 bridge over the Indian River in Brevard County when he noticed Jessica was no longer standing at his feet.
The family couldn’t locate Jessica anywhere in the nearby waters.
Atwood continued the search for more than 24 hours before posts about Jessica’s disappearance on social media led to his being contacted by a resident in Rockledge.
Jessica had apparently swam 7 miles to the Rockledge shore and ended up in the homeowner’s back yard.
Atwood said the homeowner who found Jessica refused a $500 reward.