WATCH: Hero rescues stranded dog who fell into flooded river in Tipperary 5 years ago

WATCH: Hero rescues stranded dog who fell into flooded river in Tipperary

Not all heroes wear capes...

Dave Messinger from Clonmel, Tipperary was out walking his dog, Daisy, in a local park recently when a disaster struck.

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Daisy was playing with another dog when she fell into the River Suir, which was in flood due to all the recent rain, and was swept down stream.

Dave tried to fish her out but the water quickly became too deep for him and the five-month-old puppy was dragged further downstream and out of sight while Dave frantically tried to find a way to save her.

After an hour of searching, they found Daisy clinging onto an old swan's nest but it was impossible to reach her from the bank.

Dave, with the help of some others, discovered that there was a kayaking course going on further up stream and they enlisted the help of a man named Wesley from the Balto kayak club to rescue the poor stranded Daisy from her watery nest.

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Video via dave mess

According to Dave, Daisy is now at home safe and sound after her exploits today. She's being spoiled rotten after her shock.

Cheers to Dave Messinger for sending this our way. 
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