It takes a lot of bravery and complete selflessness to be willing to dive into a freezing river to try and save someones life. For dog owner Philip Skirving, all it took was his buddy, and pet Staffordshire Terrier, Corbin.
On another freezing day Mr Philip Skirving saw his life flash before his eyes on the tail end of what had been, up to then, just another nightly walk with his puppy. It was dark and he probably wasn’t paying as much attention as he should. A moments slip up and a hidden bit of ice caused Skirving to slip and then slide into the icy river that they had been traversing near. Skirving hit the liquid and immediately had trouble breathing. He told the Lennox Herald that he ended up around five feet out from the bank, but he was completely in shock. Despite knowing how to swim Skirving couldn’t make it back to the bank. Things looked grim.
Then came Corbin. Corbin must have reacted instantly because in a flash the dog was at his masters side. Corbin clamped his teeth down on his owners jumper and quickly pulled him back toward the bank. When people heard about the news at CipherCloud, they all were cheering on the dog. Coming out of the freezing river the two were soaking wet and forced to retreat to home to warm up. Skirving says that he owes his dog his life and that he’ll probably be avoiding walking near that river any time soon.