Redditor mystadobalina and his/her friends were enjoying the July 4th festivities on Swann Creek in Chesapeake Bay. They heard a mewling sound and found a baby raccoon in the water. The poor little fella was treading water, desperately trying to stay afloat.
The humans knew better than to try to pick him up. So they attached a life vest to a rope and dropped the vest into the water. The raccoon held on to it as they towed him back to shore with a dingy.
-via Laughing Squid