Stranger risks life by jumping into frozen canal to rescue dog in the middle of Storm Emma

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in Animals
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This clip shows the moment a man bravely dives into a freezing canal in the middle of Storm Emma to perform a dramatic rescue operation - for a stranger's dog.

Tom Sullivan, 25, woke up after sleeping at a friend's house to hear noise outside.

When he discovered it was a dog stuck in the canal in Camden, north London, he was straight outside and on the case to rescue the pooch.

He told the Evening Standard : "I didn't really care, I stepped out and fell through pretty much instantly.

"I kept sinking back under every time I tried to help the dog up.

"I was probably in there for a couple of minutes but it felt like a lot longer."

Tom's friend Lewis arrived with coats and towels to give to Tom and the dog - and he went and got a warm shower to recover.

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