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Moline first responders were called to the Mississippi River for a rescue over the weekend, but there was no boat or passengers to assist.

Instead, police and firefighters rushed to help two dogs, trapped under a floating dock leading to the Captain's Table restaurant.

A biker noticed the dogs poking their heads out at about 4:30 Saturday afternoon and notified authorities.

"The first thing he grabbed was the big axe and the first thing I said was. ' I hope he doesn't try to be Paul Bunyan and chop up the docks,'" said Marc Studer of the Captain's Table.

It took about two hours to get the dogs out, removing the deck boards from the dock and luring the pups with food provided by the restaurant. Once they were on dry land, the dogs, presumed to be pit bulls, dried off and hopped into the back of a police car.

"We used a couple breadsticks, and it looked like some prime rib. A little prime rib is what finally did the trick. So, he kind of had an appetizer and then a main course," said Lt. Richard Brown of the Moline Fire Department.

There's no word on who the dogs belong to. Officials are working to find the owner and return the pets.

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