NYPD harbor unit rescues missing German Shepard

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NEW YORK — New York City police have rescued a missing dog after it was spotted swimming in a bay off Brooklyn.

A 911 caller reported seeing the white German Shepard in Gravesend Bay, located in the lower part of New York Bay, at 6:30 a.m. on Friday. The NYPD dispatched a harbor unit with two scuba divers who plucked the dog out of the water about a half mile offshore.

They later learned on a Facebook page about pets lost in Brooklyn that the dog was a 1-year-old named Chase and had been missing since Thursday morning. A posting described Chase as having a pink nose and said he's "scared of rain, lightning and thunder."

Dog and owner were reunited later Friday morning.

PIX11's Nicole Johnson contributed to this report.