& # 39; If his bark had not been, they might not have woken up & # 39 ;: how Charlie the Jack Russell Terrier saved his owners from death when their houseboat went up in flames
- Charlie the Jack Russell Terrier saved his owners from fire by barking repeatedly
- Husband, 64, and wife, 53, slept on their yacht when it went up in flames
- The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious and investigations are continuing
A Jack Russell Terrier saved his owners from death when their houseboat went up in flames on Friday when he shook them awake by barking repeatedly.
A 64-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman slept on their yacht when it went up in flames at 5.30 am.
Their heroic Charlie, who was also on the boat, started barking and woke up the owners when he detected the fire.
A Jack Russell, Charlie, (photo) started barking and woke up the owners when he detected the fire
& # 39;[Charlie’s] Mom and Dad told us that their bark had not been warned, but that they might not have been woken up in time to escape their burning hunt. & # 39; The Queensland police have shared online.
The authorities were warned of the burning 15 meter long yacht, located in the waters of Moreton Island in Queensland, at 5.30 am.
Police and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have extinguished the fire.
Dramatic video of the burning yacht was released by Queensland Police on Friday.
The couple was assessed for smoke inhalation by paramedics in the port of Brisbane.
Acting Senior Sergeant Daniel Moyle said the couple were lucky enough to escape unscathed, but the police were still unsure of the cause of the fire, the ABC reported.
The authorities were warned of the burning boat on the southwest side of the island off the coast of Queensland just after 5.30 a.m.
The 64-year-old man and the 53-year-old woman escaped the burning yacht on their tender boat from Moreton Island in Queensland
& # 39; Because they were very well prepared and they knew their ship, they disembarked quickly and effectively and could potentially save their lives & # 39; said Sergeant Major Moyle.
& # 39; They heard some noises and got up to see the lights in the kitchen and they immediately cleared the ship for a tender and went to a nearby yacht to sound the alarm.
Sergeant Moyle said the couple was upset and upset, but has a good job.
The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious and investigations are continuing.
Acting Senior Sergeant Jay Bairstow, officer in service Brisbane Water Police said at Easter coming, those at the helm should be well prepared.
The police are urging everyone to go on the water to let people know their travel details so that friends and family know where they are and when they are expected to return.
The 15-meter yacht – where the Victorian couple lived with their dog – was well lit when the water police arrived