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April 17, 2019

Oil Rig Workers Come to the Rescue of Exhausted Dog Found Swimming 135 Miles From Shore

This lucky pup has been given a second leash on life after she was found swimming in the middle of the ocean 135 miles from shore.

Workers aboard an oil rig were stunned to see the exhausted Aspin paddling through the waters in the Gulf of Thailand last week.

Upon calling out to the dog, she swam over to the ship and took shelter on the metal bars of the ship. Workers then managed to secure a rope around the waist of the dog and pull her onto the deck.

Khon Vitisak, the worker who rescued the dog, told The Daily Mail: “We found her trying to swim towards our rig, which is about 135 miles from the shore. Thankfully, the sea was quite still because the wind was calm.

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“We just saw her small head but if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn’t have noticed her at all,” he added.

While the oil rig workers radioed for help, they built a makeshift cage for the dog and gave her food and water so she could recover her strength.

She was eventually brought to a veterinarian in Songkhla, southern Thailand – and despite being found in the ocean, she was in surprisingly good health and animal rescue workers named her Boonrod.

No one has been able to figure out how Boonrod ended up at sea – but if no one comes forward to claim her, Vitisak says that he will be happy to adopt her as his own.

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