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This is the heroic moment a loyal dog tries to rescue his drunk owner from drowning in a canal as onlookers do nothing but laugh at them and film as the pair begin to be swept downstream.
The incident took place in the province of Sullana in the north-western Peruvian region of Piura when the reportedly drunk man ended up in the canal after a period of heavy rains.
However, he fell face first in the water and his loyal dog Firu had to jump in to help him.
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In the video filmed by an onlooker and posted on Facebook where it has been viewed 67,000 times, Firu is seen trying to help its owner who appears to be face down in the water.
While onlookers howl with laughter, the brave dog struggles with the currents and is swept away with the man it is trying to save.
A topless man wades into the water to help, taking some time to reach the drunk man in distress.
At the end of the video, the helper drags the drowning man to safety and he is seen getting to his feet.
It is not known if the man and his dog suffered any injuries during the incident.
Netizen ‘Luz Gladys Pacheco Jimenez’ commented: “I do not understand why all the people are laughing.”
‘Juana Delgadillo’ said: “Stupid people, laughing instead of helping when there is nothing remotely funny going on.”
‘Carmen Reyes’ wrote: “Irresponsible drunkard! He put his noble dog’s life in danger.”