On July 7, at approximately 6:30 a.m., authorities were contacted about an incident involving a semi-flooded pickup truck in the Waimea River, located just north of Hawaii’s paradise island.
The water level rose dangerously, so that the duo of dog handlers took refuge on the roof of the car. The current was such that they could not swim to shore without being swept away.
Luckily, using his cell phone, the man was able to call the Richmond Police Department. Which sent an intervention team as soon as possible.
Fortunately, a few days early, volunteer firefighters were trained in maritime rescue, according to Newstalk ZB this Monday, July 18, 2022.
“Water rescue drills conducted last week have benefited with the help of the Appleby Fire Brigade, Swift Water Rescue Team and St John Restez,” the police said in a Facebook post.
Therefore, the dog and its owner were quickly placed in a safe place. 30 minutes after the distress call, they were back on land.
The two assistants were safe and sound, although they were somewhat traumatized by the experience. “The man and his dog had no visible injuries, but they were very cold. The masters were examined by the ambulance staff, ”the message says.