Lifeguard Dogs Help Save Struggling Swimmer [Video]

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  • Igor and Luna are specially trained lifeguard dogs from Italy.
  • Trained to perform nautical rescues, the two showcased their heroics when a teen struggled amid a strong current.
  • The teen was able to safely make it back to shore thanks to the lifeguard dogs.

Igor and Luna are an adorable pair of specially trained lifeguard dogs from Italy.

**PALINURO, 15ENNE TRASCINATA AL LARGO DALLE ONDE, SALVATA DAI CANI BAGNINO** Cani bagnini tra le onde per salvare una…

Posted by SICS Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio-Tirreno on Sunday, July 18, 2021

As members of the SICS Italian School of Rescue Dogs, Igor and Luna have been trained to perform nautical rescues, along with several other canines.

The two good pups were there to help save the day when a 15-year-old found herself struggling amid a strong current at a beach in Cilento. She couldn’t make it back to shore on her own.

The lifeguard dogs leapt to action, accompanied by their human trainers.

Photo Credit: SICS Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio-Tirreno (Facebook)

SICS detailed the incident: “Luna, the young honey-colored Labrador, managed to reach her first. Together with her human teammate, they secured her [to the rescue buoy] and started the difficult return maneuver. Meanwhile, the second team also caught up with them. The girl was able to cling directly to the mighty Igor to finally be rescued.”

A beachgoer managed to capture footage of the rescue:

** VIDEO ECCEZIONALE ** Salvataggio a Palinuro! Igor e Luna portano a riva una ragazza di 15 anni 💗

Posted by SICS Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio-Tirreno on Sunday, 18 July 2021

Just like other dogs who were trained like them, Igor and Luna made all the difference in a life-threatening situation.

SICS shared, “The Italian School of Rescue Dogs is the largest world organization dedicated to the training of nautical rescue dogs and their handlers. In 25 years of activity, the SICS Canine Units have saved the lives of hundreds of people, making the association esteemed and appreciated by all the bodies that deal with safety at sea.”

Source: The Dodo


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