Dramatic footage has emerged of one man’s heroic mid-air rescue of a dog thatfell from a first story window in the U.K.
Adam Ravenhall, 29, has been hailed as a hero by Neil Lacey, the landlord ofThe Mount Pleasant Pub in Kingswinford in the West Midlands, after saving thedog from a potentially life-threatening fall.
Ravenhall’s heroics were captured by a 10-second section of CCTV footageposted to the bar’s Facebook page by the landlord last Sunday.
In the clip, Ravenhall can be seen in the venue’s outdoor area with a group offriends, preparing to catch something flying in from above.
In a flash, the small dog comes into shot, with Ravenhall showing impressivereaction skills to not only grab the dog but successfully bring him down tothe ground without harming himself or the airborne canine.
“When you find a lost dog. Put it in the flat upstairs to keep him safe. Thisis what happens……..” the video’s caption reads.
Lacey told Newsweek how the dramatic rescue came about.
“We had a lost dog handed into us, so I took a picture of him and put it outon our local Facebook page,” the pub landlord explained.
The dog had been found wandering around nearby and was brought into the pub bya regular who hoped they would be able to help.
Keen to look after the dog until his owners were located, Lacey set the pet upwith a cozy space in the flat located above the bar.
That plan was soon derailed, however, after the dog decided to do a littleexploring.
“Somehow he opened the door and then the window and got out on the roof,”Lacey said.
“I ran in to tell someone to go upstairs and grab the dog but he decided tojump.”
Fortunately for everyone involved Ravenhall and his friends were drinking inthe garden.
The group, who all play together for local amateur soccer team Mount PleasantFC, were enjoying a well-earned drink after a game.
“Luckily one of our football team lads saw what was going on and stoodunderneath. Then to everyone’s surprise the dog jumped.”
Ravenhall’s catch has made him something of a local celebrity and earned him afree beer in the process from the pub’s landlord who says he is “mostdefinitely” a hero after his efforts.
There was a happy ending for the dog too, who was reunited with his owner soonafter his daring escape.
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