Stranded Dog Rescued After Being Found 220km From Shore
This is the heartwarming moment a stranded dog was rescued after being found swimming in the Gulf of Thailand - 220km from the shore. Workers onboard an oil rig noticed the pooch's head poking out above the ripples as she paddled through the ocean last Friday April 12 afternoon. They called out to the exhausted mutt and she swam towards them, taking refuge among the rusty metal bars of the rig. Workers then lowered a rope down the brown Aspin dog and pulled her to safety. She stayed onboard the drilling platform for two nights while a special cage was welded together and staff gave her food and water. The dog was finally lifted by crane onto another oil vessel passing through the area on April 14 which delivered her to vets in Songkhla, southern Thailand, the next day. She was able to recover there.