When you walk your dog, all that you’re probably expecting is some quiet time perfect for contemplation. But an unexpected event may come your way.
While Thomas Walsh is walking around the Quarter Mile Pond in Massachusetts, Diesel, his dog sees a man stuck in the pond. The earnest dog then informs his owner about it.
A stroll becomes a rescue operation
Thomas tells a news outlet that while he has his headphones on while he’s walking Diesel. He doesn’t hear the man in the pond, but the five-year-old dog quickly alerts him about him.
After seeing the man who’s been stuck in the pond, Thomas immediately calls 911. While waiting for the rescue, he attempts to help the unnamed 22-year-old man. He gives the man some instructions on how to come back to the shore safely.
Thomas’ initial instinct, though, is to swim since he’s a great swimmer. But he admits that the winter condition keeps him from doing it. So what he does is tell the man to catch his breath and not to panic.
Despite his attempt to make his way back to the shore, the man keeps falling through the ice. Soon enough, another person arrives and helps Thomas to save the man.
The rescuer thanks Diesel
Thankfully, the first responders reach the pond and rescue the man immediately. They then take him to the hospital where it’s found out that his injuries are not life-threatening.
Chief Grafton of the Stoneham Fire Department says that the team is grateful for the outcome of the rescue. They are also thankful for Diesel because he has alerted Thomas that something is amiss.
The chief even puts Thomas and the other civilian rescuer in the spotlight because they’ve called 911 quickly. The two of them have attempted to save the man by using a branch to pull him back to the shore.
However, Thomas reiterates that the real hero here is Diesel.
Image Source: Stoneham Fire Department via www.stonehamfire.com