Rory O’Connor was fishing off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 7th when he suddenly noticed a dog paddling toward him. As you can see in this video, Rory helped the injured dog into his kayak.

Once safely at the vet, the Hungarian Vizsla’s microchip was scanned and Rory learned the dog’s story. The dog, named Barney, was out for a jog with his owner when they were both struck by an alleged drunk driver. Sadly, the dog’s owner was killed and Barney escaped terrified into the water.

But now, thanks to the kayaker, Barney is with his family and is expected to make a full recovery. Check out the rescue!

[via Midget2000x's YouTube]

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