Video: Heroic Man Dives Into Mud to Rescue Impala at Zimbabwe National Park

May 15, 2019 Updated: May 21, 2019

This is one of the most heroic animal rescues we have seen caught on video. Watch as a playful little impala gets itself stuck in a big swamp and struggles for its life, only to be rescued and saved by a heroic bystander in Zimbabwe National Park.

After helplessly struggling to free itself, it luckily gets the attention of a local forest officer patrolling in the area. Bravely, the officer wades into the swamp, anchored to the shoreline with nothing more than a rope, and grabs hold of the impala. He tried to hold the wild animal, but it was not easy to pull it free from the muddy swamp with his energy alone. Out of energy, the impala can do little to support its own rescue. Without any other options, the forest officer bravely takes the rope tied around him and ties it around the impala. Once secure, bystanders on the shoreline begin to pull, tugging harder and harder against the weight and resistance of the muddy swamp, until the forest officer and impala land safely at shore.

It is a daring rescue caught on video. You just must watch it for yourself to appreciate the heroism displayed by the forest officer, who risks their own well-being to save an animal in distress.

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