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Puppy reunited with owners five weeks after she was lost at sea

Charlotte Krol and Claire Lomas

Published 17/03/2016 | 11:13

Luna was found on Tuesday on San Clemente Island, a Navy-owned training base 70 miles off San Diego Credit: US Navy
Luna was found on Tuesday on San Clemente Island, a Navy-owned training base 70 miles off San Diego Credit: US Navy
Staff member Conner Lamb squats next to Nick Haworth's one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd Luna

Missing puppy Luna, who was presumed lost at sea for five weeks, has been found and returned to her owners by the US Navy.

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According to NBC News affiliate 4 Southern California, the one-and-half-year-old German Shepherd fell overboard her owners’ fishing boat off the coast of Southern California in February.

Staff member Conner Lamb squats next to Nick Haworth's one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd Luna
Staff member Conner Lamb squats next to Nick Haworth's one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd Luna

Luna's owner Nick Hayward was onboard the boat two miles off-shore when Luna vanished.

When Nick reported the incident to an island navy base, he told officials he thought Luna might attempt the swim to land, but staff at the base had no luck after searching the island.

After a week, Luna’s owners began to lose hope and she was presumed dead.

However, about five weeks, Luna appeared.

On March 15, as naval base staff arrived at work, they discovered Luna sitting next to the road.

She was examined by medical staff and was found to be malnourished, but "in good spirits".

Telegraph.co.uk

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