Incredible survival story as Heidi, the German shepherd, enters ELF HOUR water after her owner’s boat sank – before the couple shared an emotional reunion
- Heidi, a German shepherd, was seen by a fisherman on Thursday at 6 a.m.
- The fisherman pulled Heidi out of the water and warned the Brisbane Water Police
- An urgent search was started to find the missing boat owner
- The 63-year-old was held by a sunken ship of 4.1 meters around 10.25 am
Heidi, a German shepherd, was seen on Thursday at 6 am by a fisherman in Moreton Bay in Queensland
A dog has survived miraculously after 11 hours of water flights when her owner’s boat capsized.
Heidi, a German shepherd, was seen on Thursday at 6 am by a fisherman in Moreton Bay in Queensland.
She was surrounded by various items from her owner, including a fuel tank, a tackle box and a wetsuit.
The fisherman pulled Heidi out of the water and informed the Brisbane Water Police who started an urgent search around 7:55 am.
A Rescue 500 helicopter, four police vessels, Marine Safety Queensland jet ski, Volunteer Marine Coast Guard and Volunteer Marine Rescue were all used to search for the missing man.
The search team found several items that indicated that the boat and the owner were in trouble.
Eventually they found the 63-year-old clinging to a sunken ship of 4.1 meters at approximately 10.25 am.
He was taken to the hospital for a check-up and was not seriously injured. Heidi was also taken to the vet and was not injured.
The pair was reunited (pictured) after the extensive test
The pair was reunited after the trial.
The boat owner told the police that his ship had lost power and collected water causing it to sink.
Senior Sergeant Bairstow said it was important for boat owners to be prepared for the worst wherever they went.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind boaties to plan the worst when they are on the water,” he said.
‘Always wear a personal flotation device and ensure that your safety equipment, including EPIRBs, is tested and in good condition.
“Fortunately there was a happy ending to this search and Heidi could be our honorary team today.”
The 63-year-old was detained at a sunken ship of 4.1 meters (photo) around 10.25 am