“I saw her go down into the water and I went after her,” Pfeiffer told the Daily News. “The current was pretty strong. She was going to drown.”
Pfeiffer lifted Boogie out of the water, held onto a pylon and yelled for help.
“I was pretty scared,” she said. “I grabbed Boogie and pulled her up on to one of the wooden supports on the pier. It was covered with algae and really slippery.”
Luckily someone heard her and called 911. An NYPD harbor unit boat soon arrived and brought Pfeiffer and Boogie to shore.
Pfeiffer called her boyfriend, who took Boogie home. Emergency workers transferred Pfeiffer to Beth Israel Medical Center, where she was checked for hypothermia and released.
Pfeiffer told NYDailyNews.com she owed her rescue to the 911 caller.
“He saved my life and Boogie’s,” she said, and added that she’d do the same thing all over again if she had to.
“I love [Boogie] very much or I wouldn’t have done it otherwise,” she said. ”I’m just cold and wet, but I’m all right.”