Man Jumps into Dirty Canal Waters to Save Stray Dog

No one knows how a mutt ended it up trapped in the dirty waters of a canal in Cali, Colombia, but what everyone does know is that a heroic man, stripped off his work clothes to jump into the canal and save the dog.

A large group of people gathered around the canal to witness how a man, with the help of two policemen, helped saved a dog trapped in the canal. The dog was hardly visible from the street, he was not moving, and he rested in the dark waters surrounded by garbage.


The pet seemed exhausted and did not put up a fight when his hero rescuer approached him. The young man used rope to descend the almost 10-foot concrete walls. Many expected him to swim to reach the pet, however the canal waters were shallow and the water level reached above the rescuer’s knees.

Using the same rope, the young man improvised a harness around the dog’s torso and then the policemen hoisted the dog out of the canal. The rescuer was then pulled out of the dirty waters as well.


It is not known what happened to the dog next. The videos posted on various website show the animal resting on the grass while his hero is pulled to safety, but there are no reports about the dog being taken to a vet or rescued by an animal organization.

Nevertheless, the actions of the unidentified man are honorable. He saved a dog’s life instead of going about his day ignoring the animal in need.

Watch the video rescue below.

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