Corgi Falls Overboard From Yacht In Florida, then Swims 7 Miles To Shore

Corgi in the fall

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 A 1-year-old corgi who fell overboard from a yacht on the Indian River in Florida swam 7 miles to shore and turned up in a resident’s yard. Jon Atwood said he brought his dog, Jessica, with him when he went to help his mother and stepfather take their 65-foot yacht from Florida to North Carolina for the hurricane season via the Intracoastal Waterway.

… Atwood said the vessel was passing under a bridge over the Indian River when he noticed Jessica was no longer standing at his feet. The family couldn’t locate Jessica anywhere in the nearby waters.

… Prior to Sunday she had never been in the water. Atwood continued the search for more than 24 hours before posts about Jessica’s disappearance on social media led to his being contacted by the person who found her. Jessica had apparently swam 7 miles and ended up in the homeowner’s back yard.

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