This Dog Trapped In Dangerous Rapids Is A Goner Until A Yellow Lab Steps In

5. The Dog Nearly Drowns


If the black lab had been there on his own that day, things might have turned out very unhappily for him. He tried with all his might to reach the shore but the current was simply too powerful for him to make it. He would almost certainly have drowned but for the other dog.

4. The Other Dog Comes To The Rescue

Fortunately, he wasn’t alone and the other dog (also a labrador) sprang into action. She grabbed the stick and used it to help pull the black lab to shore. As you can see, this was a huge effort and the two dogs are really struggling to make any headway.

3. The Dog Struggling To Shore

The dogs continued to struggle ashore and slowly but surely, the labrador on the shore began to reel in the black lab to a safe position. It seems incredible that the helper dog should know exactly what to do and how much danger his friend was in, doesn’t it?

2. How You Can Survive Rapids

If you should end up in rapids, the trick is to keep your feet up (the river bed is more dangerous than the rocks around you), lay on your back with your feet pointing downstream and wait until you reach a calm stretch of water to swim to safety. Of course, you can’t teach a dog that, can you?

1. A Happy Ending For Our Dogs

Fortunately, our canine chums had a happy ending to their day. The black lab was brought to shore and his owner was very happy about that. The other labrador was surely rewarded with some tasty doggy treats when they got home that night for being a hero. They probably won’t play “fetch” there in the future.