Video shows man dive off Sausalito dock to save tiny dog

A man dove into the freezing waters off Sausalito to rescue his dog from drowning.

Video captured the terrifying moment the man plunged from the dock and bobbed his entire body under the surface to save his small pup.

After a few seconds below the water, the man can be seen holding the dog, which he hands off to two men waiting on the dock.

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“He’s alive,” two women can be heard shouting off-camera.

With the dog safe, the individuals onshore then pulled the man from the water. The condition of the man and his dog are not known.

The average annual sea surface temperature in Sausalito for February was approximately 53 degrees, according to World Sea Temperatures. 

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In December, a Richardson Bay boater died after falling into the water off Sausalito. When rescue crews arrived, they found the man submerged and a woman clinging to a rowboat, officials told KTVU. The pair were transported to the hospital where the man died.

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