Helping animals is always an inspiration, but some people go above and beyond, going above and beyond to save the day.
In order to save a dog from a canal, a group of students pulled off an impressive upside-down stunt.
Dog rescued Ancoats pic.twitter.com/WxJ9nNmzaZ— Daibhidh (@Dbelldb1) February 13, 2023
Two 20-year-old students from Manchester, England, Jack Spencer Furmston and Ben Camphor, were returning from a coffee shop when they came across a stranger who appeared to be in trouble.
Sumak the dog had reportedly fallen into the Ancoats Canal, and its owner Batu Akyol was attempting to hold on by the leash, according to MailOnline.
Jack and Ben made the decision to halt and offer assistance as the dog struggled mightily to cling to the side of the wall. Ben told MailOnline that “Everyone was panicking,” Ben told MailOnline. “I couldn’t let that dog down and not help, so I put my jumper down and sprung into action.”
They began a risky rescue operation as more people joined in: Ben went over the wall head-first while five others held his feet.
Ben was able to reach the dog in the water while hanging upside-down and pull him to safety.
Dabhidh MchicEamailinn recorded the rescue and posted it to Twitter. They get the dog to safety and there are cheers.
On Twitter, the video has received over 2.8 million views, and online users have hailed the rescuers as heroes.