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Old 17-11-2010, 09:54   #1
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Desperate for Help - Albemarle Sound !

Dear Friends-

We lost our dog overboard in the Albermarle Sound on Sunday, Nov 14 – if you have heard anything about a dog (or its body) being recovered, we would very much like to hear from you. We live aboard a boat, so we only have email and cell phone for communication. Bucky was a yellow lab mix, n/male, 75 lbs., 9 yrs. old, wearing a yellow life jacket. I will try to attach a copy of the flyer we are passing out.

Thank you so much,

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Old 17-11-2010, 12:11   #2
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Let us know if you find him! Good Luck.
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Old 17-11-2010, 12:51   #3
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Prayers are with you to find your dog,

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If I were nearby, I would be looking for him myself.
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Old 17-11-2010, 12:58   #4
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Good luck. You are making me think we need netting.
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Old 17-11-2010, 13:24   #5
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Hope you find him. GOod Luck.
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Old 17-11-2010, 13:33   #6
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Mate, that's the worst, don't lose hope, ours turned up at our doorstep after 3 weeks, happy as Larry. Walked in and went straight to his pillow like he had only been gone for 10 minutes, still have no idea where he went.
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Sorry to hear that but a Lab in a life-jacket has a pretty good chance of making it across some fairly major open water. Good luck!
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Sorry to hear such news.

The sound it s big place, it might make sense to mention where in the sound this occurred?
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So sorry Jane...I pray you find him...
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Old 18-11-2010, 15:05   #10
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We left Elizabeth City around 9:30 am, traveling about 8 knots per hour - he was on the bow for 3 or 4 hours - after that I showered and made lunch for about 1/2 hour, came up, ate my sandwich, tossed crusts down to him and he wasn't there. After a search below decks, we turned around and tried to retrace our route - searched about 2 hours, only found crab pots.
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Bucky would try to follow the boat for awhile, then he would start to swim toward shore.......He would probably have a pretty good sense of direction as to where the closest land was, so if you can estimate where that would be, in relation to where he may have been, I would see what towns are in that area and call the animal shelters and police stations and ask them to please call you if Bucky turns up.......Good luck......Also, if he came upon any small islands or such, he may have gone to one of them, so maybe a call to see if the Coast Guard or Marine Police cruise the area, and if they do, could they please take a look/see at those islands and see if he is there. If they are slow, the Marine Police are usually happy to have a mission......
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thanks, Skye, I have been in touch with as many animal shelters and animal control depts as I could reach and they have been terrific about getting back to me - the islands are a new concept and I thank you for bringing them to my attention - Coast Guard has been notified, but I'll try them again - thanks
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Try to recall the wind direction at that time, as Bucky would most likely swim down wind to avoid the waves . [my dogs display this behavior in open water when they don't see land] You can establish a cone of probability from the point where you first discovered that he was gone to points say about 20 degrees on either side of downwind. I found my ferret, Rasta, when he went over the side in the Chesapeake without a pfd in this way. I wish all the best in your search. A lab , with pfd, stands a better chance of survival than probably even a human in this scenario. Scott
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thank you, Scott, all of these considerations are very helpful to us and are hugely appreciated!
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Very sorry to hear about Bucky. Hopefully he will turn up. They're amazing animals.
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