WATCH: Young hero's risky rescue of drowning fox in Roquetas

DANGEROUS: The young man had to be careful not to end up in the same predicament as the fox. CREDIT: Andres S. Miranda Twitter @_SanchezMiranda

A LAD proved to be a real hero when he put himself at considerable risk to rescue a drowning fox from an irrigation pool in Costa Almeria resort Roquetas de Mar.


The youngster clambered down the steep side of the pool and clinging onto a tube with one arm coaxed the floundering fox towards him.
He let go of the tube long enough to fish the exhausted animal out of the water, carefully balancing himself so as not to end up in the same predicament.
He then managed to edge himself and the bedraggled fox up to the outstretched arm of a mate and to safety.
As the video shows the fox was all but done in by its ordeal and shaking. Again the lad showed a true caring side, carrying it to a sunny spot to warm it through while and giving it reassuring strokes.
“It’s done now tough guy, breathe easy,” the young rescuer tells the fox.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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