Truth is stranger than fiction and never a truer phrase was spoken when it comes to this astonishing video of a daring rescue in Winthrop, WA. You’re not going to believe your eyes as this brave crew attempt to save the life of a dog that had become trapped in the back of his owner’s flatbed truck. And the truck was sitting in the middle of a raging river!
Quite how the accident happened or if the driver was safe is unknown from this footage, as we begin the nail-biting video focussing on a team of rescuers trying to get out to the stricken vehicle – and the poor pooch trapped in the back. Perhaps this might serve as a lesson that your dogs don’t belong there – there have been far too many pet deaths and injuries because Fido has been left in the back of the truck! This is one scenario that for a while – was really touch and go.
You’ll have your heart in your mouth as you watch the gripping drama play out, while a large group of onlookers has gathered to witness this race against time. As the man who filmed the rescue rightly notes – if the truck dislodges they could be in serious trouble. And with the river flowing with such a relentless speed and intensity – you wouldn’t want to bet against it.
The rescuers carefully co-ordinate a dingy out to the truck using safety lines from the banks of the river, and as they move around behind the vehicle and into a position to reach the animal, they are seriously in harm’s way. It’s astounding the lengths these men and woman are going to in order to save the frightened animal’s life – and they should be highly commended for it. We need more people like these guys!
Although the truck isn’t dislodged, there’s still a lot of work to do – namely trying to get the dog out of the flatbed. The poor creature can be seen cowering away from his rescuers – and he might well be injured. It takes the bravery of one of the team to actually climb into the back and lift the animal free – and the animal doesn’t look that light! There’s going to be nothing left of your fingernails here!
Don’t miss this astounding act of heroism and bravery – and a stark reminder to not put your pets in the back of a flatbed. Thankfully, this is one occasion that had a happy ending. You’ll be cheering along with the watching crowd!