We all need a special person in our life that we can rely on when life gets hard. But, not everyone gets to be lucky to have a loyal friend at their side–a friend loyal enough to not leave our side when we needed them the most. And most of the time, those loyal friends are our dogs.
In Queensland, Australia, one dog owner was involved in a recent boat accident. And if it were not for his brave German Shepherd, Heidi, he would have likely died. The brave German Shepherd tirelessly treads the water for 11 hours to save his life.
Fortunately, after 11 long hours of treading the water, a fisherman spotted Heidiand quickly alerted the authorities. He acted quickly as he knew that the dog owner was still in the water somewhere.
Soon after, a helicopter, 4 police vessels, the Marine Safety Queensland jet ski, and the Volunteer Marine Coast Guard and Volunteer Marine Rescue shortly arrived at the incident.
The authorities took Heidi to safety at Manly Boat Harbour. After that, they started looking for her owner in the waters.
After 3 more hours of searching, the authorities finally found Heidi’s owner. He was found clinging to a piece of his boat.
Senior Sergeant Jay Bairstow told ABC7 News that he was glad that they successfully found Heidi’s owner. He also said that it was all thanks to the heroic dog that they were able to find him.
The heroic story of Heidi was later shared online. And people from all over the world praised Heidi for her heroic deeds. People remarked the heroism and loyalty of Heidi towards her owner.
If it were not for this heroic and loyal dog, her owner would have probably gone by now. It was all thanks to Heidi and her determination to save her owner. Heidi truly is an amazing dog!