Two dogs save the life of their 87-year-old owner by sounding the alarm when he got stuck in knee-high mud for an hour while picking up a stick on the edge of the Potomac River
- An 87-year-old man got stuck in mud while playing with his dogs on Monday in Montgomery County, Maryland
- As he tried to grab a stick, the man got into mud and got caught on his knees
- His dogs ran to a nearby trail and barked until they caught the attention of two cyclists
- Rescue teams were able to pull the man out about an hour after the man got stuck
- The man was not injured
Two dogs are absolutely the best friends of this man after they had found courageous help when he got stuck deep in the mud.
An 87-year-old man in Montgomery County, Maryland played with his two dogs on Monday night when the incident occurred.
Around 2.30 pm the man went to pick up a cane for his dogs on the edge of the Potomac River at Little Falls Dam when he got stuck knee deep in the mud.
The man tried to loosen himself from the mud, but only pushed himself deeper into the sludge.
An 87-year-old man got knee-deep in mud while playing with his two dogs
The dogs ran to a nearby path and barked until they caught the attention of two cyclists
Captain Eddie Russell of Montgomery County Fire Department NBC Washington, & # 39; You do not realize that when your shoe or feet get stuck, the more you move, the worse you make it. & # 39;
Pete Piringer, the main spokesperson for the fire and rescue department of Montgomery County, told it People that the two dogs ran to a nearby path for help.
They came out on the C&O towpath, a 184-mile course in Maryland that is popular with residents.
The crew of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service arrived on the spot and freed the man
The man sat in the mud on the edge of the Potomac River before the crew found him
The two dogs started barking for help and eventually caught the attention of two cyclists about 50 meters away.
Steve Shollenberger, one of the cyclists who has found the man, believes that the dogs that come to the trail are a reason they have found the man.
& # 39; I'm probably not going to watch the Potomac. I'm going to see the path, especially now because it contains all kinds of debris, & Shollenberger said WTOP.
Rescue crews gave a demonstration of how the equipment they use could free people from mud and other situations.
After the dog's desperate barking, the cyclists discovered the man and called rescue teams and stayed with him until the authorities arrived.
By that time the man was stuck for an hour and so deep in the mud that he couldn't even turn his body in the direction of the C&O towpath to ask for help.
With the help of technical rescue equipment, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue was able to free the man from the mud.
In a video posted by Piringer, he shows the special rescue equipment that the service crew uses to free people from mud.
The materials enable rescuers to create a bubble that disrupts the mud's suction and enables the victim to free himself.
The man was not injured.
Capt. Russell said, this is really a good story from start to finish. & # 39;
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