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Dog adrift on ice rescued from sea

Baltic the dog, found floating on ice 15 miles off the Polish coast, is examined by vets (AP)
Baltic the dog, found floating on ice 15 miles off the Polish coast, is examined by vets (AP)

A dog found floating cold and alone on an ice floe in the Baltic Sea has been rescued and brought to shore, where the search for his owner has begun.

The black-and-brown mutt, named Baltic by rescuers, was found adrift Monday 15 miles off the Polish coast by the crew of the Baltica, a Polish ship of sea scientists.

Natalia Drgas of the Baltica crew said the rescue was difficult and the dog kept falling into the icy waters.

The dog was warmed, massaged, and fed aboard the ship, and has now been taken ashore for a second veterinary check-up.

Ship's captain Jersey Wosachlo said crew members would put their hearts into reuniting the dog with his masters.

Two women, each believing they are the owner, plan to view the dog in the Polish port of Gdynia.

PA

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