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Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast


Added 04-16-19 01:07:02pm EST - “It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The rescued dog appeared happy on the oil rig before he made his journey back to shore. Vitisak Payalaw hide caption

Workers on an oil rig about 135 miles offshore from southern Thailand noticed something stunning in the water: a dog.

The animal swam toward the rig's platform and clung to it as team members tried to figure out how to save him, Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production, told NPR.

Video that Payalaw posted on Facebook shows the shivering animal partially submerged in water, staring up at the workers.

Payalaw said he and three members of his team spent 15 minutes working to secure the dog with a rope and pull him up to safety. They were racing against time, he said, because the seas were becoming rougher.

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