Meet Barney, The Miracle Dog Rescued From Ocean After Tragic Crash (Florida)

It’s sometimes hard to see a bright side when something truly terrible happens, but for a bereaved Florida family the surprising return of their pet dog has helped ease the blow of a violent tragedy.

On January 7, 22-year-old Blake Talman was attempting to flee the scene of an accident in Sarasota when he lost control of his Nissan Altima at high speed. The car struck and killed Donna Chen, a mother of three who was jogging with her dog Barney, before crashing into another car and several roadside poles along State Road 758.

Talman, who later admitted he was drunk at the time, and a friend were hospitalized.

That afternoon, Rory O’Connor was paddling his kayak out into Sarasota Bay for an afternoon of fishing. His video camera, mounted on the nose of the small boat, shows him baiting some hooks until he is distracted by a splashing noise.

Read more in Jalopnik

Rory O’Connor rescuing Barney out of the ocean – YouTube

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