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04/01/2011 04:51 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2011

Tsunami Dog Found After 3 Weeks At Sea Near Japan (VIDEO)

In the tragic aftermath of Japan's disaster, this heart-warming story surfaces.

A full 3 weeks after a devasting earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan, coast guards spotted a dog on a floating roof a little over a mile and a half out to sea. The canine had been washed out to sea, floating on the island of debris off the coast of Kesennuma in northern Japan, according to the Telegraph.

How exactly the dog survived is unknown. It also was missing any sort of collar.

The find was a bright spot for the rescuers, who have been a part of a 3 day rescue mission with U.S. workers to find the 18,000 people still missing, wrote the Telegraph.

The coast guard hopes the dog will lead them to its owner, according to MSNBC.

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