Two Chefs Spot A Drowning Kangaroo And Jump Into The Water To Rescue Him
What would you do if you spotted a kangaroo drowning in the ocean? Well, that’s exactly what these two chef’s saw. When they saw the kangaroo struggling they didn’t hesitate to help!
20. Quick Dip
When this kangaroo decided to jump into the ocean for a quick dip he had no idea that it might have been his last. You won’t believe how things turned out….
It was a typical Saturday when one kangaroo found himself hopping around the beach area of Port Elliot in South Australia. The kangaroo was near the water and decided that he wanted to take a dip, even though the water was freezing!
18. A Dip
Despite the water being so cold, the kangaroo still decided to jump right in. He swam around for 30 minutes in the freezing cold water and then the unexpected happened!
After about 30 minutes of swimming, the kangaroo found himself stranded near a rocky area of the port. Since the rocks were in his way, he couldn’t make it back on shore.
16. Two Chefs
At that same moment in time, two chef’s that work at The Flying Fish happened to be hanging around the port. They quickly caught sight of the kangaroo struggling to get out of the water. They knew they had to help out!
15. Jumping In
The men quickly jumped into the freezing cold sea water to help out the kangaroo. They knew they couldn’t just idly sit by and watch the poor guy drown.
14. 20 Minutes
The men spent the next 20 minutes figuring out how to get the kangaroo out of the water. The kangaroo was very anxious and it was a difficult rescue. Then they finally figured out a plan!
13. A Rope
Eventually the men got a rope and placed it around the kangaroo’s neck. They used the rope to help guide the kangaroo out of the water.
12. Dry Land
Finally the kangaroo was on dry land. He started to cough up water and animal rescuers arrived on the scene. The animal rescuers immediately went over to the kangaroo to check him out.
The animal rescue team brought out a stretcher and began to warm him up on it. They also checked him for any permanent damage and luckily found none.
10. Hopping Away
Once the kangaroo had been looked over, the rescuers sent him hopping off. “When we got to him he was pretty knackered and he was struggling,” Della-Mina told The Advertiser. “I think he was happy to have the human help.” This isn’t the first time Australians have worked together to save a kangaroo!
9. Dirt Bikes
Two teenage boys, Jack Donnelly and Nick Heath, both 19, were riding their dirt bikes when they came across a something weird sticking out of a pile of mud. As they went to inspect, they noticed something that broke their hearts…
There was a kangaroo stuck inside of the mud and it couldn’t get out. It was crying out for help and the boys knew that they couldn’t leave the kangaroo without trying to help. So Jack and Nick put their heads together to come up with a plan.
The boys rushed home to pick up some supplies and headed back to the kangaroo. Heath wrapped a rope around his waist and began to make his way over to the kangaroo. While Heath was doing this, Nick stayed on solid ground to pull Heath back out.
Finally, after a bit of a struggle, Heath managed to pull the kangaroo out of the water. “The roo’s life was important to us so we went out on an arm and leg,” Heath told TODAY. “We think he went searching for water there, and it was really muddy so he got himself really stuck.”
5. Animal Rescue
The boys then phoned a local animal rescue center for help. The rescue staff immediately headed over to the area. They knew that time wasn’t on their side in this situation.
4. Treating Him
Once the rescuers arrived they saw that the kangaroo was severely dehydrated and his coat was covered in mud. So the rescuers gave him fluids to hydrate him and sedated him so that they could remove all of the mud off of his coat.
3. Taken Care Of
“He was totally covered in thick clay, cold and exhausted,” a spokesperson for the rescue told The Dodo. “Once sedated, he was slowly warmed, then washed in tepid water to get rid of all [the] clay that was coating him, then warmed up again slowly to get his body temperature up and given warm fluids.”
2. Watchful Eye
The kangaroo has been doing better ever since he was administered fluids and had his coat cleaned off. However, the rescuers are still keeping an eye on him in the meantime. So how do the boys that rescued his life feel?!