Swimming Dog Rescued Over 100 Miles From Land on Thai Oil Rig

The crew speculated it might have fallen off a fishing trawler, and dubbed him "Boon Rod," or "Survivor," an oil rig worker said

Thailand Rescued Dog
Vitisak Payalaw via AP

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on his Facebook page that the dog was sighted last Friday swimming toward the platform.

The crew managed to rescue the dog by putting a rope around its neck and hauling it up. He said the crew speculated it might have fallen off a fishing trawler, and dubbed him "Boon Rod," or "Survivor."

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The dog landed Monday at the southern port of Songkhla and was declared in good shape after being delivered to the animal protection group Watchdog Thailand.

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