Animals, and dogs specifically, never cease to amaze.
Three guys near Hilton Head, South Carolina took a small boat out on a river last Wednesday, and it capsized in 50 kmh winds.
The water was pretty cold, and hypothermia started to set in. Luckily two of them made it back to shore. But 24-year-old Mason Ringer was struggling for his life.
He tried swimming for a while, but couldn’t beat the current. Then his feet cramped up, so all he could do was float. But luckily, Woody heard him yelling for help.
Woody is a 7-year-old yellow lab who happened to be outside at the time. Woody jumped in the water and swam straight to Ringer.
Mason grabbed its tail, and the dog started to pull him back in. Then he lost his grip, so Woody turned around, swam back to him, let him grab onto his collar . . . and pulled him the rest of the way.
Woody wasn’t trained in this kind of thing, and didn’t know Ringer. It was just instinct.
Also, Woody climbs trees, which is odd, and his owners trained him to sit when he hears a “C” chord strummed on a ukulele. So there’s that.
He’s a very good boy.
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