Finding yourself trapped in the water without a way to save yourself can be a life threatening situation and when these situations come about, it can be to find a large and furry animal to hold onto until help is finally able to arrive. Did you know that there are special dogs who are specifically raised in order to accomplish this very goal? Thanks to this story, you finally get to meet one of these special dogs for yourself.
Thanks to this astonishing video footage, you can watch a large black Newfoundland spring into action when there are people who need saving. The animal leaped into action and was even willing to lunge from a helicopter in mid air to do so. The tremendous sacrifice that these animals make is something that we should all definitely take the time to recognize.
The man in this story was more than happy to see the dog swimming towards him and this animal provided him with the lifeline that he needed most. Once he was able to latch onto the dog’s body, he was lifted up by the helicopter and the two were rescued from the waters. This amazing rescue was the product of a drill that the dog had been undergoing for months.
These drills are conducted by the good people at the Italian School Of Water Rescue Dogs and the dogs are trained from the age of three months to perform a wide range of training exercises. They are given the tools that they need to conduct rescue missions like the one that you are about to see and thanks to the efforts of their trainers, most of the animals pass with flying colors.
The Newfoundland is an especially useful breed for these sorts of rescue missions, owing to their advanced swimming skills and their webbed feet. Their strength and swimming ability makes them a natural candidate for these rescues and their human counterparts appreciate their presence because of their ability to power through fatigue and reach those who are distressed.
If you would like to find out more about what these awesome animals can do for those who find themselves in distress situations, then be sure to check out this incredible clip in order to learn more. Once you have seen this rescue drill in action, you are definitely going to want to show it to all of your friends and loved ones.