These Daring Firefighters Saving A Dog From A Scary Flash Flood Are Freaking Amazing
Trending on the social web this week: Incredible video of firefighters plucking an unidentified man — and his dog, Petey, a lab mix — from a SUV stuck in a flash flood.
The stunning footage was recorded in Florence, Colorado, where the man had parked his vehicle in a dry creek bed. When rain started to fall unexpectedly, it and its occupants were quickly swamped by chest-high waters.
The daring rescue was made possible with help from the Fremont County Fire Department, who extended a ladder to a spot just above the imperiled automobile.
A member of the county's swift water rescue team can be seen threading a rope to the pair below.
After a few tense minutes, Petey is pulled to safely. Scrambling onto the roof of the SUV, the man follows his doggo onto the ladder, which is promptly pulled back to the riverbank, where a number of onlookers had gathered to watch.
Posted to Facebook earlier in the week, the 12-minute clip has since gone viral with nearly one million views, but the best moment comes at the end when Petey, seemingly no worse for the wear, ambles into frame under his owner's leg.
NO BIG DEAL, amirite?
Watch the dramatic rescue in the embed below:
When the emotional ordeal was over, Petey, the man, and their rescuer posed for a photo; in the background, the vehicle can be seen almost completely submerged.
Big props to all the police officers, firefighters, and first responders out there working hard to keep everyone safe this summer!