Boat captain rescues kitten intentionally thrown off bridge

In Destin, Florida a boat captain rescued a kitten thrown from a bridge. Captain Jordan Smith had been traveling near the Destin bridge on Thursday when he spotted an animal tumbling into the water; apparently it had been intentionally flung from the Marler Bridge.

According to the Panama City News Herald, Smith maneuvered his boat closer to where he saw the animal splash; suddenly he  saw the two orange saucer shaped eyes of a frightened kitten. Using a fishing net to pull the frantic kitty out of the water, the kitten was so grateful and so terrified from her awful experience, she grabbed hold of Smith’s arm for the entire return trip and had no intentions of letting go.

“I’ve seen some pretty crazy stuff out there, but never had seen a living animal get thrown off the bridge,” Smith stated. “When I took it out of the net, it grabbed a hold of my arm. I held the cat all the way into the HarborWalk. It was pretty intense.”

Smith,  who operates a boat called “Profishional” for Let’s Fish Destin Charters, took the black kitten to the vet and has decided to adopt her and name her “Miracle.”

A police report has been filed, and we can only hope one day the heartless creep who tossed this adorable little one over the bridge is caught and punished.

Many thanks to the handsome boat captain and his big heart.

(Photo of Miracle and Smith via selfie)

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13 replies
  1. penny'sdachshunds says:

    What an inspirational story for the start of a new month !!! I hope this is a good omen!! The Gentleman that saved this little kitten is a special ! caring! compassionate! human being… few and far between in this day and age!!!!

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  2. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG!!! THANK YOU,THANK YOU SO,SO,VERY MUCH CAPTIN JORDAN SMITH!! GOD BLESS U AND MIRACLE YOU HAVE DONE AN AMAZING THING IN SAVING THIS POOR KITTEN AND YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!!!! AGAIN THANK YOU

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  3. Darla says:

    I don’t think there is any such thing as coincidence…..Smith was meant to be there and to rescue and adopt Miracle.

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  4. ACE says:

    Captain Jordan Smith you are a HERO and a GOOD man! If you ever find out the name of the person who tossed the poor little kitten into the water, and you happen to see them fall off a bridge into the water, PLEASE don’t save them-they really aren’t worth it!

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  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    HUGE THANK YOU TO CAPTAIN JORDAN SMITH – You are a hero – you not only saved a life, you adopted it. You are a prime example of what a REAL man is – kind to animals.

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