I saw [Carli] rush by, unable to do more than keep her head above water. I was running along the creek, calling her name...Just as Sara was about "to take [her] shoes off and go in the water to try to get [Carli]," a complete stranger sprang into action to help save Carli.
...This young man appeared out of nowhere and stripped down to his boxers. He plunged into the water, making his way along the slippery rocks, while the powerful currents of the water rushed all around him. He managed to get a hold of Carli down stream some distance.It seemed as if this man's actions came just when they were needed as Sara wrote that Carli was "shaking like a leaf and didn't have much energy left." [bp_related_article] Incredibly grateful to this man's saving of her furry companion, Sara wanted to give back to him just a portion of what he gave to her and Carli.
I was very shaken and teary when he brought Carli to me. I asked him his name and gave him a huge hug. I asked him what his favorite charity was so I could donate in his name and he told me he runs a non-profit!Read the full Facebook post here:
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