DESTIN, Fla. (CBSNEWS) – It was just another day on the water for a Florida charter boat captain when he noticed something falling from a nearby bridge.
At first, Capt. Jordan Smith, 35, thought it was an otter. But he realized the animal was a cat as it struggled to survive in the water, CBS affiliate WTVY-TV reports.READ MORE: A Lot Less Munching: Pandemic Leaves Girl Scouts With 15 Million Boxes Of Unsold Cookies
Smith used a net to pull the feline out of the water. The cat proceeded to grab hold of his arm all the way back to shore.READ MORE: Parents Of North Texan & Former Marine Trevor Reed Want President To Stand Up For Their Jailed Son
He drove it to a local veterinarian and now plans to welcome the feline into his home — and family.MORE NEWS: Poll: Many Americans Would Keep Working From Home As Pandemic Eases