A rescue dog, Brandi is shy around strangers. She panicked and got loose, making her way to the Burlington-Bristol Bridge.
She attracted the attention of police officers who alerted drivers while waiting their chance to capture her. But the chance never came. Afraid of the people trying to catch her, she jumped off the 70-foot bridge into the dark waters.
What they saw came as a shock. Brandi swam to shore.
The New Jersey State Police Marine Unit boat joined in by lighting up the shore. By this time about 20 people were searching. No one could find the dog, but no one gave up.
"I got there at pitch dark," Lorenz said. "And there was Brandi just standing in the path of my headlights, in the pitch dark. I just couldn't believe it when I saw her."
A trip to the veterinarian showed only a slight bruising on the tummy, but no other injuries. Story