Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 136 miles from shore

Evarado Alatorre
Abril 16, 2019

The pooch made it to the rig, where workers eventually hoisted him to safety, reports the Bangkok Post.

A stranded dog was spotted by oil rig workers clinging to a pole on the platform some 130 miles from shore in the Gulf of Thailand on Friday.

According to Associated Press, workers called out to the exhausted animal, who then swam towards the rig and took refuge in its rusted metal bars. The dog swam towards an oil platform and clung to a pole on Friday.

A dog that was castaway in the ocean has been brought to safety after a miraculous rescue by Thai oil workers.

Video footage also shows heartwarming moment the Boonrod arrived at the Songkhla pier in southern Thailand Monday morning, after which she was transported to a veterinary clinic to be checked out.

The oil rig worker who saved the pooch said she is between 3 and 5 years old and now has "a lot of energy". Thankfully the sea was quite still because the wind was calm.

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"We just saw her small head but if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all".

"Finally, we chose to tie a rope around his neck and pull him to our site", Vitisak wrote.

He looked "exhausted" but the workers gave him water and fed him some mineral supplements, Payalaw wrote. The dog soon perked up and started to sit up and walk normally, he said.

It was then lifted by crane to a passing oil vessel on April 14 before finally arriving to shore where animal charity workers were ready to collect her.

The workers don't know how the dog ended up in the water so far from the coast, speculating that he may have fallen from a boat, Payalaw said.

He was nursed back to health on the rig while staff radioed for help, requesting the assistance of a tanker that was heading back to shore.

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