Man Swims in Deep Waters to Rescue Trapped Dog in Philippines

Man Swims in Deep Waters to Rescue Trapped Dog in Philippines

This is the touching moment a brave local resident swam through six foot deep floods to rescue a stranded dog.  

The hapless pooch was seen flailing through the water outside the property in Marikina City, one of the worst-hit parts of the Philippines after Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the country this week.

The 32-second clip shows the man risking his own life by swimming through the muddy torrents to where the the barking hound was trapped.

The resident is seen hanging onto to a white thick pillar as he uses his other hand to reach out to the distressed canine.

He then emerges with the dog as they both above swim through the floods with their heads barely above water, to a nearby building, where locals were sheltering.

Onlooker Sheryl said: ‘I really admire the man because of how bravely he rescued the trapped dog from the flooded house.”

The harrowing scene came as winds of up to 80 mph smashed into the region on Wednesday night before dumping rainwater across the capital Manila. The worst-hit part of the capital region was in Marikina City.

Typhoon Vamco, referred to as Typhoon Ulysses in the Philippines made landfall in the Quezon province on Luzon island on Tuesday evening before moving towards the capital Manila, home to more than two million people.

Typhoon Ulysses is the Philippines’ 21st tropical cyclone for 2020.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Vamco was a Category Two typhoon and made a ‘signal 3’ warning, with signal 5 being the highest.

They warned of ‘heavy damage to high-risk structures’ and ‘increasing damage to old, dilapidated residential structures, and houses of light materials.’

The agency said there would be ‘widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services’.’

The storm comes just over a week after Typhoon Goni, also known as Typhoon Rolly, killed 74 people and destroyed thousands of homes in the country when it made landfall on November 1.

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