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Floatplane pilot rescues dog struggling in waterway


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A dog is back home safe with its owners after a pilot who had just landed a floatplane spotted it struggling in an Alaska waterway and rescued it.

Pilot Mike Hudgins

pulled the miniature sheltie named Misty from Tongass Narrows on Sunday. The

animal had been swimming alone in the channel between the Ketchikan International Airport ferry dock and Taquan Air’s floatplane dock.

Hudgins had finished giving a tour to a family when he called out to Misty, who was about 40 yards ahead of where he landed.

“She started to turn away as I got close, so I cut the engin...

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