By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A dog in distress was rescued from a canal behind Belle Meade by Miami firefighters.

Neighbors said the dog had been barking since 6 a.m. When Miami Fire Boat 25 arrived around 8:45 a.m., firefighters found what is believed to be a boxer mix female dog in the water. Firefighter Rudy Gil jumped into the canal and saved the dog from anymore danger.

Fire rescue said she is a friendly dog and was not wearing a collar. Despite being tired she was otherwise okay.

The crew is going to see if the dog has a chip to try and locate if it has an owner.

CBSMiami.com Team