MAN SAVES DOG FROM SINKING SHIP - “The dog Rosie was wearing a specially tailored dog life-jacket with an emergency strobe light.”
A yacht ran aground off the shore of South Africa and started to sink. Rosie, a Jack Russell Terrier, was trapped along with his owners, Graham and Sheryl Anley. Mr. Anley swam Rosie to safety, then returned to rescue his wife. Fortunately, all three of them were unharmed. Read the full story at the Herald Sun:
Graham and Sheryl Anley and their Jack Russell terrier Rosie ran aground off one of South Africa’s most dangerous stretches of ocean, at Cebe on the Transkei coast. They battled waves of up to seven metres and were swept onto a reef.
National Sea Rescue Institute North London station commander Georff McGregor said all three were wearing life jackets. The dog Rosie was wearing a specially tailored dog life-jacket with an emergency strobe light.
"As the incident happened Graham sent a Mayday radio distress call and activated the EPIRB (Global Positioning Distress beacon) but they were immediately forced to abandon ship," said Mr McGregor.
"He first swam Rosie ashore safely before returning for his wife, whose safety line had snagged on the steering gear," said Mr McGregor.
Glad to see everyone is safe. Make sure your dogs have lift jackets too! Click here for the full story.