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Boat captain rescues ‘Miracle’ cat thrown off bridge

DESTIN, Florida (LOG News Service) — A Florida charter boat captain couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a creature falling from a bridge.

The Panama City News Herald reports Capt. Jordan Smith was traveling near a Destin bridge on July 27 when an animal was apparently thrown off.

“I’ve seen some pretty crazy stuff out there, but never had seen a living animal get thrown off the bridge,” Smith said.

The 35-year-old Smith said he moved his boat closer to the site of the splash, thinking it might be an otter. But then he saw two orange eyes looking at him in fear — it was a cat.

Smith used a net to pull the black feline out of the water. The cat proceeded to grab hold of his arm all the way back to shore.

Smith says the cat has been taken to a veterinarian, and he plans to adopt her.

Her name? Smith says he’s thinking, “Miracle.”

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