Harbor unit officers got the 911 call around 10 a.m. Friday as snow fell. Eight-year-old Chloe, a German Shepherd, had fallen off her master's boat and was trapped under pilings at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan.
The dog's owner, Mark Stoss, said he heard some splashing after he returned from a court appearance where he succuessfully fought a dog-walking ticket, the New York Post reported.
"I looked everywhere and I couldn't see her, finally I looked inthe water and she was stuck under the dock. I started screaming 'Call 911! Call 911!" Stoss told the New York Post.
Scuba cops freed the dog and brought her safely to a police boat. Stoss said she had fallen off his boat after pacing the deck.
Police say the dog was expected to live. She was not in the 46-degree temperature water for too long. The tide was high and the strong northern current could have pulled her far away.