New Zealand Dog Sam Saves 80-year-old Pet Guardian After Car Crash

 |  Sep 29th 2007  |   2 Contributions


Way to go, Sam!!!

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80-year-old man 'saved by his dog'

An 80-year-old New Zealand man whose vehicle rolled down a steep bank into thick bush "in the middle of nowhere" owes his life to his dog, Sam, police said.

Keith Marsh had to survive a night in the open after crashing his four-wheel drive on Thursday, while returning to Te Kuiti about 3.30pm along Te Anga Road.

Te Kuiti Senior Constable Alan Wells said the spot the vehicle ended up made it obscured from passing traffic.

He said Mr Marsh was believed to have remained in the vehicle overnight and made several attempts to climb up the bank.

But he was unable to climb up because of minor injuries, and he was disoriented and suffering from dehydration, shock and diabetes.

Mr Wells said Mr Marsh was located about 8.30am on Friday after two school teachers saw his dog sitting on the side of the road "in the middle of nowhere".

"As it was, Sam was simply sticking by his master," he said.

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