Nick Haworth, a 20-year-old student at San Diego State University, was out fishing with his 1-year-old German Shepard Luna off the coast of San Diego. Suddenly, she disappeared. Haworth couldn't figure out how she fell out of the boat and told ABC News, "I was heartbroken. I presumed she was dead." For days, with the help of the US Navy, Haworth searched land, air and sea for Luna. He finally gave up, even posting on his Facebook page, "RIP Luna, you will be missed."
Five weeks later, the dog was miraculously found. Turns out Luna swam almost 2 miles to San Clemente Island and was rescued unharmed and uninjured by military personnel. Luna was examined by wildlife officials at the San Diego State Zoo and said to be in good health, just a bit malnourished. It is presumed that she survived the ordeal by eating rats and dead fish along the way.
Haworth says it's, "Probably the happiest I've ever been in my life to have my best friend back."
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