A mutt was recently rescued by Polish scientists who were on an oceanographic survey on the Baltic Sea.
The researchers noticed the dog contently floating on a block of ice about 15 miles of the coast of Poland, according to PeoplePets.com. The ship’s captain immediately stopped the boat as a crew member went to rescue the pup.
The mission turned out to be much more difficult than the scientists had anticipated, as there was lots of ice in the water. After unsuccessfully trying to catch him with a net, a scientist finally got close enough to Baltic to retrieve him and bring him back to the ship for proper pet care.
"Our mission, our function is not to rescue dogs out of the water, as you can imagine!" Sergio Neves told the news provider. "We are scientists! But we were on the sea on this research ship and I think it is human to save the dog."
After getting warmed up, Baltic is in good dog health and the crew plans to keep him on the ship until someone comes to claim him.
According to the Boston Globe, it is estimated that Baltic had been floating for 75 miles.