Police, firefighters rescue man from capsized boat but couldn’t save his dog near Queens beach

Last Tuesday, a group of police officers took off their guns, boots and vests and hurriedly jump in the waters of Queens to rescue a boater, however they couldn’t save the man’s dog, believed to be a yellow Labrador.

After the 14-foot pleasure craft capsized, official said the firefighters and cops rushed out to the boardwalk by Beach 39th St. in Rockaway Beach at about 4:40 p.m.

The rescuers did their best but it was unfortunate for the dog. The emergency personnel even tried in vain to resuscitate the dog. You may read the whole story in an article from NYDailyNews.com:

 

A group of police officers took off their guns, boots and vests and jumped in the waters off Queens to rescue a boater Tuesday, but they couldn’t save the man’s dog.

 

Firefighters and cops rushed out to the boardwalk by Beach 39th St. in Rockaway Beach at about 4:40 p.m., after the 14-foot pleasure craft capsized, officials said.

 

The boat flipped near Beach 41st St.

 

The man went to South Nassau Hospital for observation, according to authorities. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
The man went to South Nassau Hospital for observation, according to authorities. (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

Firefighters managed to rescue the boater, but they couldn’t get to the dog, believed to be a yellow Labrador, cops said.

 

A group of officers went into the water after an NYPD helicopter hovering overhead spotted the pooch, but it was dead by the time the cops reached it, police said.

 

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