Castaway dog saved 140 miles from land

Castaway dog saved 140 miles from land

A dog that ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, paddling some 130 miles away from shore may soon have a home after being rescued by oil rig workers on Friday.

It's not clear how the dog got so far out to sea, but the best guess is that he fell off a boat in the Gulf of Thailand, per ABC News.

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

Offshore drillers called out to the exhausted mutt and she swam towards them, taking refuge among the rusty metal bars of the rig.

Oil rig worker Khon Vitisak, who saved the animal, said he does not know how she came to be in the ocean but he would like to adopt her if no owner comes forward.

A dog that was castaway in the ocean has been brought to safety after a miraculous rescue by Thai oil workers.

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At first, the aspin was drained and listless, exhausted from being in the water for so long.

"When he gave her water and minerals, her symptoms improved". She started sitting up and walking normally'.

By the time the dog had made it to shore a few days later, it was already a viral celebrity, with Vitisak's video of the rescue having been viewed over 1.4 million times. The brown dog stayed on the rig for two nights, reports Newsflare, and was fed well by the rig's staff.

The dog was said to have been in good spirits when he arrived on land to be taken to the vet.

Video footage also shows heartwarming moment the Boonrod arrived at the Songkhla pier in southern Thailand Monday morning, after which she was transported to a veterinary clinic to be checked out.

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