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In Thailand: Dog Swims 135 Miles off the Coast

Strong dog here.

Workers unexpectedly found this dog near where they work — at an oil rig some 135 miles off Thailand’s coast. Upon seeing this canine, the workers immediately took action and rescued the shivering doggo.

From CNN:

Rig worker Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner with Chevron, told CNN that fellow staff members spotted the dog swimming towards the platform on the afternoon of April 12, and held out a pole for him. But, buffeted by the waves, he was unable to climb up, his grasp repeatedly slipping.
"I thought that if we didn't move quickly, I would not be able to help him," said Payalaw. "If he lost his grip, it would be very difficult to help him."

After lifting the dog on board and giving him some water and some electrolyte drink, they named him Boonrod, which means “survivor.”

(Image Credit: Rescue Team Members of Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production)


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