The hero dog swam into the fast-flowing river and saved the boy from drowning

A heroic dog from South Australia saved a drowning boy’s life. The child was swimming in the estuary in Port Noarlung when he got caught in the current and pulled out a portion of the rock in the water. Luckily, the quick-witted puppy spotted him and eventually pulled him to safety.

Max, a mixed breed bulldog, was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his dad Rob Osborn and his 11-year-old brother. Suddenly, Rob, who was sitting on the riverbank, noticed the boy panicking, so he knew he had to act very quickly to help him. But as he was about to jump into the water, he noticed that Max was walking towards the boy.

“Max was just swimming around, wearing a life jacket, having a great time when he was in trouble,” Rob told the media. “The tide was receding and it swept the boy over all the big rocks into an intense part of the river.”

Within seconds, Max approached the boy and the man, encouraged by the dog’s owner, grabbed the life jacket Max was wearing, and then the two were able to swim to shore. Rob said: “He’s definitely a hero. He doesn’t know it. “He’s just doing what he’s told… he’s doing what he loves most – swimming!”

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