Heroic Construction Crew Uses Teamwork and Excavator to Rescue Drowning Dog in Canal

It’s truly remarkable what we as human beings are capable of when we work together. While groups of people can get up to no good, they can also do the most good. The spirit of community was brought to the spotlight recently during the pandemic, as complete strangers stepped up to help the most vulnerable in their community. We also see this happen a lot during natural disasters as people from different walks of life set aside everything to help total strangers.

This instinct to do good is something that’s inherent in our natures. We’ve even seen examples of hardened inmates in prison coming to the aid of corrections officers suffering medical emergencies. And when it comes to animals, most people have a very soft spot in their hearts, especially when they see one in danger.

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Such was the case when a stray dog fell into a flooded irrigation canal in Canton Pasaje, Ecuador.

A nearby construction crew noticed the animal struggling to stay afloat and immediately jumped into action.

“The dog fell into the irrigation canal. And from further back they warned us that the dog was drowning, and so we proceeded to rescue him.”[1]

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After they learned about the dog, a brave crew member climbed inside the scoop of the giant digger and waited above the muddy rushing water.

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As soon as the pup floated in range, the worker reached out to grab the wet and slippery dog, who, scared and confused, first tried to bite him.

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Thankfully, the pup quickly realized the man was only trying to help and allowed him to grab hold.

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After he scoops the pup into his arms, the excavator operator skillfully lifts both man and dog out of the canal and onto dry land.

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The dog was bleeding a little from his back foot but seemed otherwise in good condition.

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This rescue was indeed a team effort and is another example of the good human beings can do when working together.

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You can watch the video of this incredible rescue below.

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Sources:

  1. “Quick-Thinking Construction Crew Uses Excavator to Rescue Drowning Dog From an Irrigation Canal” Laughing Squid. Lori Dorn. April 25, 2022.



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