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Miracle Dog Lost At Sea For Five Weeks Is Finally Reunited With Owner

Miracle Dog Lost At Sea For Five Weeks Is Finally Reunited With Owner

Luna, a 1-and-a-half-year-old German-shepherd-husky mix, was lost at sea five weeks ago.

She joined her owner, Nick Haworth, on a commercial fishing trip a few miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. No one knows exactly how the accident happened, but in Nick’s words, “One moment Luna was there, and the next she was gone.”

He posted this on Facebook page days later.

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Aided by naval officers, Nick searched the island of San Clemente, but saw no sign of the blue-eyed pup. A week later, Nick started to make peace with the fact that Luna was really lost.

Meanwhile, on the island, Navy crews searched for the dog from the land and from above but never spotted her. “She blended right in,” Navy wildlife biologist Melissa Booker said about the tan-and-black dog.

Then, on Tuesday morning, some five weeks after the canine disappeared and after everyone lost hope that she would be found, she reappeared.

Booker said that crew members driving along the island’s main road found her sitting by the side of the roadway. “They literally opened up the car door, whistled, and she jumped right in,” Booker said.

The determined dog had apparently swam to shore and survived on her own for five weeks. She was found to be a bit malnourished but otherwise healthy and uninjured. It appeared she’d eaten small rodents to survive, Booker said.

Luna was flown to the Coronado base Wednesday and given to Lamb. On Thursday she is to be reunited with Haworth, a 20-year-old San Diego State University student, when he returns from a trip to Arizona.

Facebook/Naval Base Coronado

Facebook/Naval Base Coronado

Facebook/Naval Base Coronado

Facebook/Naval Base Coronado

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“Beyond stoked to have Luna back,” he wrote on Facebook. “I always knew she was a warrior.”

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