Canine rescued whereas swimming 135 miles off Thailand

BANGKOK — A canine discovered swimming greater than 220 kilometres (135 miles) from shore by employees on an oil rig crew within the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

A employee on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Manufacturing, Vitisak Payalaw, stated on his Fb web page that the canine was sighted final Friday swimming towards the platform.

The crew managed to rescue the canine by placing a rope round its neck and hauling it up. He stated the crew speculated it may need fallen off a fishing trawler, and dubbed him “Boon Rod,” or “Survivor.”

The canine landed Monday on the southern port of Songkhla and was declared in fine condition after being delivered to the animal safety group Watchdog Thailand.

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