When Gabe Castellanos, 38, wakened on the morning of his birthday, he had no concept that by the tip of the day, he can be heralded as a hero within the media however that’s precisely what occurred.

Gabe was having fun with his out of doors birthday celebration close to New York’s East River when a commotion from the water garnered his consideration.  He seemed towards the noise and realized {that a} black and white canine was struggling to remain afloat within the water.

Whereas horrified onlookers watched the poor canine wrestle, Gabe sprung into motion.  He shortly headed towards the pier, shed his pants all the way down to his underwear, after which placed on a life jacket earlier than leaping into the water.

He swam to the frightened canine and tried to seize her however when he did; she shortly turned and bit his face and hand.  Ignoring his personal blood and ache, he purposefully continued to push the canine till reaching the protection of the shore.

Onlookers cheered the 2 on and a helicopter is seen hovering above monitoring the canine rescue.  As soon as ashore, the canine was ultimately reunited together with her proprietor and the again story of her horrible and eventful day got here out.

Apparently the canine, whose identify is Harper, escaped from her canine walker who was hit by a automobile.  Nobody is aware of how she ended up within the river however she did and fortunately as a result of bravery of Gabe, was saved from almost drowning.

Gabe attributes his capability to save lots of the canine to his ocean survival expertise he realized in faculty.  Even then, he didn’t escape harm.  He has a chunk on his hand, face, and the canine knocked him within the tooth so he now’s present process dental restore.

We’re sorry Gabe obtained damage however so completely happy that Harper is okay.  Her proprietor may be very grateful for all Gabe did that day and we’re positive that Harper is, too.

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