Dog reunited with family after being lost at sea for 7 weeks

A German Shepherd dog has been reunified with her family in San Diego, CA, almost five weeks after she fell off a commercial fishing vessel and was reputed dead.

After being missed from 10th of February, Luna the one-and-a-half year old German Shepherd was thought to be lost for good. Nick Hayworth, her owner, spent two days looking for Luna.

He told us Luna was a very powerful swimmer and that he was 90 per cent sure she’d head for shore, Sandy DeMunnik, a public affairs officer for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Base Coronado, told ABC news.

On Tuesday, she was found by the U.S. Navy on San Clemente Island which is almost 95 kilometres off the coast of San Diego.

Just really mind blowing to tell you the truth. When I got the call that this happened I never even thought this would be a possibility that I would ever see her again. And, yeah, we just have to thank the Navy really, said Conner Lamb, a family friend.

Luna has been inspected and is said to be “perfectly healthy other than being a little malnourished,” DeMunnick said.