A family’s dog seemed to simply vanish while they were boating on Sandy Hook Bay. According to the New Jersey Patch, Jersey, a one-year-old golden retriever, apparently jumped overboard on a weekend boating trip in late May; searches since that time have been fruitless.
Jersey’s owner, Anne Finetto, recounted what happened to the news agency, “It was 5:30 p.m. Saturday and we were about a half mile from shore. She was sitting at my husband’s feet as he was driving and that’s when a piece of plastic blew off our boat. My husband turned his body to try and catch it and suddenly we looked back and she was just gone.”
Retracing the route
The couple immediately retraced the route their boat was on (using GPS) but Jersey was never found. Nobody saw Jersey go overboard and she was never spotted in the water…it was if she simply vanished. Jersey’s owners stayed on the water the first night…searching for their beloved dog, even as thunderstorms rolled through the area. The next morning, the searches continued – again, no sightings of the missing dog.
Reward offered for missing dog
The family is hopeful that Jersey managed to survive. She is a strong swimmer and the boat was only a half mile from shore when she disappeared. Anyone who sees he is asked to call Anne Finetto at 732-735-9835.
In a lost and found Facebook group, the family wrote:
Sunday, June 10 Still missing😥
$1000 REWARD OFFERED for safe return of our Jersey. It has been 2 weeks and still praying our girl is out there. We are devastated. She is a whiter Golden Retriever with a collar and a tag with her name and our phone number. She is very sweet and very friendly.
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