Earlier this week, two police officers from Australia dove into the waters to save a kangaroo. The kangaroo had gotten into the water on a beach on the Australian coast and needed to be rescued before it drowned in the water. It wasn’t clear how the large mammal got into the beach or why it had gotten in so deep water, but luckily, there were police officers there to help out the large marsupial.
The two rescuers were sergeants Christopher Russo and Kirby Tonkin. The two officers dove into the water and pulled the unconscious animal to shore. When they got the kangaroo into dry land, the animal was not responding, so they performed chest compressions to revive the animal. Luckily, the CPR worked and the animal gained consciousness.
“He had less than a minute. He went under and as he came up you could see foam coming out of his nose. He was drowning,” Sgt Russo said. “I grabbed his tail and Kirby cradled his head and dragged him onto the beach and cleared his lungs to get the water out of him. Then we just started to push on his chest and he started breathing again and I could feel a heartbeat.”
According to reports, the kangaroo is recovering at a local Animal Wildlife Shelter. According to the handlers, the kangaroo is in good health and it is in good spirits. The video of the rescue was filmed by a local beachgoer and it was uploaded by the Victoria Police on social media, where it quickly went viral.