Your Heart-warming Story of the Day: SUP Paddler Rescues Stranded Puppy on Rocks

Friday, 19 October 2012
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Charlie Head was paddling along the shoreline in the UK on his SUP board when he noticed a stranded dog out on some rocks far from shore. The tide was coming in fast and there was an estimated 10 minutes before the rocks (and the puppy) would have been completely underwater.

Charlie just happened to be in the right spot at the right time when he was paddling by as part of a 600 mile SUP expedition from Cornwall to London.

Mr Head, from the Isle of Wight said: 'I was gobsmacked. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

'He was just sat there wondering what the hell to do. He was absolutely terrified.

'In about ten minutes the rock would have been covered with water. I managed to paddle out to him and then get him on my board.'

You can read the full story here.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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