You are for sure an incredible special person if you go out of your way to help an animal in need, especially if you are a stranger for the said animal.
Recently a kind man jumped into an icy lake to save a dog in need.
A 31 year old man from Featherstone, England, Darcy Pell was jogging through the local Pontefract Park when he spotted a dog out on the ice of a frozen lake.
The pooch fell through the ice suddenly and clearly was struggling to get out, the man noticed that the dog needed help desperately he jumped into the water to save the day.
“[I] just sort of decided that it wasn’t going to get out, so I ran back toward the lake,” he told People.
“I’m a strong swimmer, so it didn’t really phase me. I just got in and used my body to break the ice because it was quite thick that day.”
The man swam out to the dog and guided it back towards the land while himself braving the cold.
Several onlookers witnessed the rescue, they saw the dog fall into the water first and seeing Darcy helping relieved them.
A woman named Paula Town captured the inspiring rescue on video, posted it on Facebook. “What a hero,” she wrote.
“When we got to the lake, I could see a dog in the water, it was trying to get onto the ice but kept falling back in,” she recalled to the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I felt panic-stricken and scoured the side of the lake for a life buoy but couldn’t find one.
Luckily that guy came along, he lowered himself into the water and the rest is on the video.”
The dog got out of the water safe and sound and back to his family who put him back on the collar, for sure he slipped out and wandered into the ice by mistake.
Even though he is getting praised as a hero Darcy is quite modest about it, but he is uniquely qualified to save the day, thanks to his experience swimming in cold waters.
“I don’t generally jump into ice water for fun, but I do triathlons and live in Yorkshire, so it’s never really very warm,” he told People. “I also know how my body is going to react to cold water and I know what your body is going through.”
People everywhere are calling the kind man a hero, all except the dog that saved him who doesn’t know how to show his appreciation.
“I just sort of got out and the dog ran off and then came back and shook its water on me,” Darcy jokes.
What an amazing and inspiring man.
Source : Youtube/Daily Mail