Caught on camera: Firefighter rescues dog in water

A rookie firefighter is being called a hero for jumping in and saving a dog in the water.

Miami Beach Fire Department received an animal rescue call Thursday, alerting them to a dog struggling in water.

Soon after arriving on the scene, firefighter Emilio Sanchez jumped in and rescued the dog, pulling it to safety.

A video of his rescue quickly went viral. The fire department also shared photos of the dog, which they nicknamed Champ, relaxing after its eventful and later, a video showing the dog being reunited with its owner.

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