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HATTERAS, N.C. – A brown dog paddling through Pamlico Sound was pulled to safety by a U.S. Coast Guard crew on patrol.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet shared photos and video of the rescue on its Facebook page. In the post, officials said the crew on board had been patrolling the sound when a call came over from a boat that had lost their dog, Myla.

US Coast Guard rescues dog from water off North Carolina

Photo showing Myla the dog after she was pulled from the water to safety.

Lookouts saw movement, and realized the dog was swimming towards their boat, WECT reported.

“The crew made way towards the distressed dog and hauled Myla on board. After a quick inspection to ensure no injuries, the exhausted pup was given VIP treatment by the crew and was eventually reunited with its owners,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in its post.

The rescue was no small feat, given the size of Pamlico Sound, which is nearly 100 miles long and up to 25 miles wide in some places, The News & Observer reported.

Officials did not say how long Myla was swimming in the water before she was rescued, but did say in their post, “We want to congratulate Myla on being a good girl and an amazing doggie swimmer!”