Colin Mitchell: Hero UPS driver rescues two dogs trapped in swimming pool during delivery run

The grateful family said that their dogs would have been trapped for another three hours had he not intervened

Colin Mitchell: Hero UPS driver rescues two dogs trapped in swimming pool during delivery run
Colin Mitchell, a UPS driver, heard the commotion and tried to alert the owners, who were not at home (Screenshot KTIV/ Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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IRETON, IOWA: A UPS driver rescued two family dogs that had been trapped in a swimming pool. The man was reportedly making his deliveries for the day in Sioux County when the incident happened.

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According to KTIV, Colin Mitchell was delivering to a property in Ireton, when he heard a noise coming from behind the house. Colin then went around and found two dogs, named Groot and Remy, swimming in an above-ground pool.

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As per the outlet, he tried to alert the owners about the situation, but nobody was home. Colin decided to go to the pool for another look, and realized the dogs were trapped under its solar cover.

Colin then rescued Groot and Remy from the pool and continued his journey. The delivery man's timely intervention was appreciated by the family, who said that their dogs would have been trapped for another three hours otherwise. Both dogs are in good condition following the accident.

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In a separate incident, a video shared on Facebook has left people shocked as well as emotional as it showed a hero police officer dramatically rescuing a dog from inside a burning SUV. The incident reportedly happened in January but was posted on the social media site by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recently. The footage was taken from the bodycam worn by the cop, identified as Michael Gregorek, a deputy working under the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gregorek said when he reached the location, he thought someone was throwing “Molotov cocktails,” but soon he heard the man yelling, “My dog’s in the car.” “It flipped [the] switch from ‘It’s obviously not a crime’ to ‘Now we have a life,'” the cop added. The viral video showed Gregorek using a baton to smash the windows of the vehicle before taking the dog, named Hank, out of it.

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After the rescue, Gregorek reportedly took Hank into the snow and also informed firefighters. A veterinarian wife of a neighbor who witnessed the account later checked the dog. The cop said, “She checked him out, checked his gums,” before adding, “I went over and gave him a good pet and he’s good.”

In another incident, Bebe, a four-month-old dog, was rescued by New York City Police Department's Emergency Service Unit from the East River after it broke free from its leash on Saturday morning, April 2. Can Liu, a worker at the Animal Haven shelter in Lower Manhattan, was walking Bebe, the black rescue pup, when he was startled by a Rottweiler that was not on a leash.

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Bebe, a black pup was rescued by NYPD after breaking free from his leash (Twitter/NYPD Special Ops)
Bebe, a black pup was rescued by NYPD after breaking free from his leash (Twitter/NYPD Special Ops)

'He seems fine now, much better. He's eating. He's still playing,' Can Liu, a worker at Animal Haven shelter, said.

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