Coco the canine was reunited Thursday with her owner, who fell overboard with a boat's only other occupant and left the dog adrift for three days.

A commercial sponge diver found Andrew Block's 29-foot boat Gigi drifting in the Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday. Its only occupant was the dehydrated, 3-year-old chow mix-breed."I was very relieved," Block said as he hugged Coco, who responded with a lick. "I'm going to take her home and give her lots of attention."