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Dog is rescued after it's found swimming 136 miles from shore

16 April 2019, 07:31 | Glen Norman

Dog Boonrod looks cheerful after arriving onshore in Songkhla on Monday

Dog Boonrod looks cheerful after arriving onshore in Songkhla on Monday

This is the heartwarming moment a stranded dog was rescued after being found swimming in the Gulf of Thailand - 130 miles from the shore. "But if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all".

The workers spotted the pup paddling near the rig Friday afternoon before it swam toward the platform and clung to a pole, Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Ltd., told ABC News.

The workers looked around for a way to help her up, and chose to use a rope to pull the dog to safety.

She has now been taken ashore to a vets who gave her a clean bill of health.

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Animal charity volunteers who are now caring for the dog do not know if she has an owner or if she was a stray.

According to Associated Press, workers called out to the exhausted animal, who then swam towards the rig and took refuge in its rusted metal bars.

At first, the aspin was drained and listless, exhausted from being in the water for so long.

'When he gave her water and minerals her symptoms improved.

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It is unclear how the dog ended up so far from shore, but the rig workers believe the pooch may have fallen off a boat. "She started sitting up and walking normally", he added.

"We just saw her small head", he wrote on Facebook.

Payalaw plans to adopt the dog when he returns to shore later this month. The brown dog stayed on the rig for two nights, reports Newsflare, and was fed well by the rig's staff.

"The boat arrived at 10am and the dog was in good spirits", the charity said. She was taken to vets in Songkhla, southern Thailand, today.

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