A amazing family dog named Max, saved the life of a young child who was ‘just seconds’ away from drowning after being sucked out to the deepest part of a river. Max swam out to the distressed child in the river, wearing a life jacket which had a handle the boy could cling onto. The amazing dog Max, was able to guide the child back to dry land, becoming the newest four-legged HERO of Port Noarlung in South Australia. Rob Osborn the owner spotted the boy in distress from the sand of the riverbank.
“The tide was going in, and it was sucking the boy over to all of the big rocks, into a really deep part of the river”, he told 7 News.
Nevaeh Osborn a witness to the distressed swimmer, said the boy was ‘bound to drown any second’ if the pair hadn’t raised the alarm, but before Mr. Osborn could even jump, he noticed Max had already begun to swim out to the boy.
“He’s definitely a hero, he just doesn’t know it. He was just doing what he was told”, the proud owner said.
Bulldogs and staffies have a reputation for being aggressive in nature, however the efforts of Max might help to change this perception.
“Max deserves a medal he is such a hero. So gentle and so brave but viewed by the world as dangerous,” wrote one commentator.