OUTER BANKS — A kitten thrown from a bridge in the Outer Banks has been rescued in more ways than one.
On Wednesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation posted on Facebook that a kitten had been thrown off the Old Manns Harbor Bridge, also known as the William Umstead Memorial Bridge, in the Outer Banks.
Three DOT underwater inspectors — Reece Newman, Billy Cox and Ben Presgrave — rescued the little tabby.
“Luckily some of our employees were there to save the day!” DOT wrote on Facebook.
After a quick checkup at the vet, “Bridger Catfish Newman” as the kitten is now being called, is healthy and has a new home with Newman and his family.
“We’re proud of our employees who go the extra mile,” DOT wrote in another post updating the kitten’s condition on Thursday.
Gov. Roy Cooper even thanked the rescuers on Twitter on Thursday.