After deciding to jump into the Grand Haven channel Wednesday afternoon, a dog needed help from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety to get out.

The dog was being walked around 5:30 p.m. in front of the American Legion when it jumped into the water after some ducks, according to police.

When police arrived, they threw the dog a rope while another officer suited up to enter the water to rescue the dog, police said. The dog grabbed the rope and police were able to pull it toward the side of the channel. The dog eventually lost the rope, so police threw the dog a life jacket, which the dog was able to climb onto until a GHDPS officer was able to help the dog out of the channel.

The dog was in the water for about 10 minutes.

The dog was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the front of one of the emergency vehicles to warm up, police said.

Police lost a red life jacket in the process of the rescue, and are asking that it is returned if it is found.