JUPITER BEACH (Florida), March 1, 2015:
A dog pulled out from the sea with hardly any signs of life was saved by an ex-cop who gave the pooch mouth-to-snout resuscitation.
According to Yahoo News, the unfortunate dog was washed into the sea earlier and Tom Carey, a retired New York police officer, sprang to action after hearing the Brussels griffon’s owner, Martha Brox, screaming at Jupiter Beach, according to local media.
“He went under, I couldn’t find him,” Brox told WPBF. “I’m screaming, he popped up but he was floating — he didn’t look like he was still with me.”
Carey reportedly held the 8-year-old dog, named after Irish writer Oscar Wilde, in the surf and pumped his chest several times.
“I had him there, so I was able to work on him, I was on my knees, some waves came over my back,” Carey told the station. “I didn’t want him to die.”
The dog spit up a bit of foam and moved a leg but wasn’t showing other signs of life otherwise. Carey and Brox then drove Oscar to a nearby veterinarian, who gave him oxygen until he started to breathe again.
But if Carey had not been there, Oscar would have been dead, according to the vet.
“It doesn’t matter what I would have done if Tom hadn’t done what he did, it would have been too late,” Dr Laszlo Sinko told the ABC affiliate.
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