An 81-year-old man in the U.K. was on vacation with his wife in Wales.
Thank goodness they brought along their two dogs, Bruno and Toby.
The man slipped and fell off a small ridge and sank into thick mud!
It was like quick sand, and he had luckily grabbed a railing to keep from going all the way under.
"I managed to get hold of a railing on the bridge. It was frightening. I could not get out and you can't hold your grip for long at my age."
Bruno just walked away like, "you're on your own, buddy."
Luckily, Toby has some hero in him!
He immediately ran a quarter mile away and started barking at the security staff until they followed him to the ridge where the man was still holding on for his life.
The park maintenance manager said:
"Without the dog we would not have known he was there. That dog certainly has something about it."
The park staff was able to pull the man to safety.
He only had some minor bruising but it could've been much worse.
The man said:
"He's my very own Lassie. He saved my life and I'm very grateful."
What an incredible story!
We bet that dog gets a lifetime supply of Snausages and belly rubs now!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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