Hero Canine Saves Owner From Drowning After Boat Accident

Dogs are so much more than man’s best friend. More often than they get credit for, they are guardian angels that save people from perilous situations.

Hero Canine Saves Owner From Drowning After Boat Accident

This week, a courageous pooch spent 11 hours swimming to save her owner after his boat capsized. Heidi, the German shepherd, proved herself to be a true hero when she accomplished a Herculean endeavor to ensure the rescue of her owner. 

A Fishing Trip Gone Bad

Heidi and her owner were on a fishing trip when things started to get dicey. The boat suddenly started taking in water and lost power. This left them stranded in the middle of the ocean. But the brave German shepherd knew exactly what to do. She jumped in the water and took off swimming to get help in order to save her owner’s life. 

Hero Canine Saves Owner From Drowning After Boat Accident

After several hours of swimming, a fisherman noticed the dog in the water along with some debris from the boat. After getting Heidi out of the ocean, he alerted the local authorities who immediately launched a rescue mission. They used four police vessels, a Marine Safety Queensland jet ski, a helicopter, and both the Volunteer Marine Rescue and the Volunteer Marine Coast Guard to seek and discover the comprehensive boat. 

Heidi Spent the Entire Night Swimming

Eventually, the rescue party discovered the capsized boat and Heidi’s owner, who was clinging on for his life. The man had spent over 15 hours treading water, waiting for help. After speaking with the dog’s owner, rescuers were surprised to discover that the valiant animal has swum from 11 hours in the dark. Both the man and canine were carefully examined after the ordeal and Heidi was deemed to be in excellent health. 

Hero Canine Saves Owner From Drowning After Boat Accident

Many dog owners believe that their canine friends are too good for this world because of their unconditional love and caring nature – and Heidi definitely gives them good reason, with her bravery and selfless actions. She ensured a happy ending to a terrifying story!