It was shaping up to be a normal 4th of July for some folks out for a boat ride. But when they started hearing a yelping noise, they grew worried.
After searching for several hours, they looked right next to their boat and found something struggling to tread water.
The juvenile raccoon was tired and losing strength.
Knowing they didn't want to touch him and ruin his chances of being accepted back by his mom or family, they did this…
Watch the whole rescue below!