Police officers are faced with all sorts of situations, and for two sergeants in Australia, the rescue of a marsupial from the ocean was definitely a unique one.
Rosebud is a seaside town on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It is a holiday place for thousands of tourists each year, and it would appear furry four-legged friends of the hopping variety enjoy a dip in the ocean there as well.
However, one kangaroo got itself into difficulties and appeared to be drowning.
That’s when two officers of the law, Sergeants Christopher Russo and Kirby Tonkin, rushed into the waves to rescue the roo, then proceeded to perform CPR in order to revive it.
Bystanders rushed over to help, bringing blankets to keep the marsupial warm.
It is one lucky roo, as it was successfully revived and then taken in by a local wildlife center after a vet gave it the all clear.
“The roo is currently being cared for but is said to be in good spirits and lucky to be alive given the amount of salt water he inhaled, thanks to his rescuers,” a Victoria Police spokesperson told the Mail Online.
Mia Grant captured the dramatic rescue on video and wrote on Facebook that the kangaroo had earlier in the day narrowly avoided another accident when a bus almost hit it.
Just another day in the life of police officers doing their duty, and a day the kangaroo won’t forget anytime soon either.
Watch the video below:
Rosebud police were on hand at Safety Beach on Saturday afternoon to give a lost kangaroo a second chance. They responded to numerous calls that a kangaroo was in the water just off Marine Drive about 5pm yesterday. It began to swim but got into difficulty in the swell and breaking waves and went under water a couple of times. A Sergeant and a Senior Sergeant noticed the animal in distress and hopped to it and jumped into the water. The roo was wrapped in blankets and taken to Rosebud Police Station where it was assessed by a local Wildlife Centre. The roo is currently being cared for but is said to be in good spirits and lucky to be alive given the amount of salt water he inhaled, thanks to his rescuers. Well done! 🙌🏻 For more info → http://bitly.com/2zc7kjU
Posted by Victoria Police on Saturday, October 27, 2018