Tuesday, July 5, 2011

He really is a DOG's best friend: Brave teenager, 15, revives pet Staffie by giving it the kiss of life


Dean Allen, 15, gave his pet Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bronk, pictured, mouth to mouth to bring him back to life after he fell in a river

A schoolboy who leaped into a river to save his dog from drowning brought his pet back to life by giving him the kiss of life.

Dean Allen, 15, risked his own life to haul his lifeless Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bronk from the water on to the river bank.

But when his pet showed no signs of life, Dean began pumping his chest and breathing into his nose after remembering lessons he learned from attending first aid classes.

Just moments later the 10-year-old dog was breathing again.

Dean was with a friend walking by the side of the River Ryton near his home in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, when Bronk, jumped into the water.

As his head dipped under the water Dean leapt into action diving into the river to grab the drowning animal. But there was more drama as Bronk's lead became entangled with debris.

Dean was walking by the side of the River Ryton, pictured, near his home in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, when Bronk, jumped into the water

'Bronk was by my side but he saw another dog by the river bank and suddenly jumped into the water,' said Dean, a pupil at Worksop's Portland School.

'The lead was still around his neck and he went under water. I didn't stop to think, I just jumped in and swam over to him but his lead was caught, so I tried to get him free and eventually I was able to pull him up.

'He didn't appear to be breathing, I've been going to First Aid classes with St John Ambulance since October, and I've learnt how to give CPR so I just went through the procedure.

source :dailymail

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