NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ The operators of a ferry are being credited with saving the life of a 12-year-old girl who fell off a canoe and into the waters of Long Island Sound over the weekend.

The Day of New London reports ( ) the ferry John H was returning to New London from Orient Point Sunday when the crew spotted the girl and her dog in the water.

They called the Coast Guard and then maneuvered to the girl, tossing her a life ring and pulling her aboard. She was treated and released from Lawrence and Memorial Hospital after showing signs of shock and hypothermia. Authorities say she wasn’t wearing a life jacket and was not dressed for the cold water.

The German Shepherd swam to shore and was eventually reunited with the family.

Information from: The Day,

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