Dog drifts 75 miles on ice, rescued in Baltic Sea

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WARSAW, Poland – A frightened, shivering dog was rescued after floating 75 miles (120 kilometers) on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, officials said Thursday. Now his saviors just have to figure out who really owns him. Four people have already claimed him, but so far rescuers say there's been no wagging tail of joy from the miracle dog they nicknamed "Baltic." The dog's frozen odyssey came as Poland suffers through a winter cold snap, with temperatures dipping to below minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 20 Celsius). The thick-furred male dog was found adrift Monday 15 miles (24 kilometers) out in the Baltic Sea by the crew of the Baltica, a Polish ship of ocean scientists carrying out research. Researcher Natalia Drgas said Thursday the rescue was difficult and at one point it seemed the dog had drowned. "It was really a tough struggle. It kept slipping into the water and crawling back on top of the ice. At one point it vanished underwater, under the shi
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