A group of friends enjoying a day on the water ended up on a rescue mission after finding a lost dog at sea.
The moment the pals saved the puppy was caught on camera and posted to TikTok by user Bryn Crowell.
The clip showed the moment they saved the puppy after a man jumped in and swum out to the dog to bring it safely onboard the boat.
“My friends and I saved a dog we found swimming alone in the middle of the ocean,” the video was captioned, with thousands of comments pouring in.
The clip has almost 2 million views, with thousands of people commenting on the rescue.
“We called the number on his tag, went 20 minutes to the next inlet, and returned him,” Ms. Crowell wrote in a follow-up video.
“The owners were crying and thankful he was safe,” she wrote. “[It] was 100% not staged, and we were happy we saw him and were able to save him.”
Ms. Crowell shared a message from the dog’s owner, explaining what happened before they found the dog swimming.
Reply to @jensondelarouge for the hundreds of people that think we would toss a dog into the ocean for tik tok views♬ Life Goes On – Oliver Tree
“He was hopping around the back of the boat ‘biting’ at the waves that were passing by, and I guess in one of these moments, he must’ve jumped a little too high and jumped overboard,” Zuko’s owner wrote.
“Once we noticed he was missing, we all searched the boat thinking he was hiding in one of the rooms with his bone.
” We kept going up and down where we had traveled trying to retrace our path, and we had no luck … after seven mental breakdowns, you guys called us, and it was a miracle.
“He’s never done anything like this before, and I’m so happy you guys found him,” the owner concluded the message.
Despite some people thinking the rescue wasn’t genuine, many users praised the group for their quick thinking and rescuing the dog.
“I can only imagine how deeply grateful the family must be,” one user commented.
“Right place at the right time,” another wrote. “Thank goodness.”