A family dog saved the life of a little child who had been pulled into the deepest part of a river and was “just moments” from drowning. Bulldog-Staffy mix Max swam out to the kid at the river’s mouth while wearing a life jacket with a handle the boy could hold onto. The excellent boy, who is now known as Port Noarlung’s newest four-legged hero, was able to lead the youngster back to dry land.
Rob Osborn, the owner of Max, noticed the youngster struggling in the riverbed sand. The youngster was being sucked over to all of the large boulders and into a very deep section of the river, the witness told 7 News, as the tide was coming in. Nevaeh Osborn, a bystander who saw the struggling swimmer, claimed that if the two hadn’t raised the alarm, the youngster was “going to drown any second.”
Max had already started to swim out to the boy when Mr. Osborn saw he hadn’t yet entered the water himself. Mr. Osborn advised the youngster to yell Max’s name and grab hold of the handle on the canine’s life jacket to swim to land. He is undoubtedly a hero; he simply isn’t aware of it. The ecstatic owner claimed, “He was simply carrying out our orders.”
Because of their reputation for aggression, many people think that bulldogs and staffies are inappropriate as family pets. But Max’s efforts might influence people’s perceptions. “Max is such a hero; he deserves a medal.” One commentator said, “So sweet and so brave, but seen by the world as deadly.”