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Fishermen Rescue Kangaroo Found Nearly A Kilometre Out To Sea

Fishermen Rescue Kangaroo Found Nearly A Kilometre Out To Sea

When you imagine Skippy the Kangaroo, usually you'll picture it hopping across the Australian landscape, maybe boxing a tourist or two for getting too close and, in general, enjoying it's life.

You'd hardly expect to see it nearly a kilometre out to sea in waters off Western Australia.

But that's the exact scenario that confronted fishermen about 800m from Geraldton's Point Moore Lighthouse.

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The LADs at GG Wildlife Rescue Inc have posted how the Offshore Charters WA-Geraldton coordinated the rescue on Facebook, with a spokesperson saying: "Got a call from Kim at Offshore Fishing, the boys had found a kangaroo floating near death off shore.

"These bloody legends knew quickly they had to help this big boy so one of the lads jumped in the water and tied a rope to the kangaroo and pulled him on board.

"They called me to meet them at the wharf and since they had nothing to contain him in they tied him to a wharf pole.

Credit: Offshore Fishing WA-Geraldton
Credit: Offshore Fishing WA-Geraldton
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"Dr Ali from Sanford Veterinary Clinic and her husband raced down there and wrapped him up in a doona and raced him out to our rescue property.

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"After removing his ropes we made sure he was ok and was steady on his feet as we watched him bounce away hopefully to recuperate."

The boat's skipper, Kim Wheatley, told Perth Now they had to perform CPR on the poor roo, resulting in nearly a litre of water being coming from it. There's no word on how it got there but thankfully these guys saved it's life.


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Credit: Offshore Fishing WA-Geraldton
Credit: Offshore Fishing WA-Geraldton

The team involved has nicknamed the roo Offshore for obvious reasons but are pretty happy it ended up as a good news story.

It's similar to the story we brought you about a dog being found floating in waters 220km off Thailand's coast.

Before you start thinking this dog possesses super-canine abilities, it's believed it fell off a boat nearby and had been swimming around looking for help.

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Luckily, help came and the dog, a brown aspin, has he's since been nicknamed Boonrod, which means 'survivor'.

The dog was lifted to safety by a crane before being taken to a vet in Thailand to be checked over.

Featured Image Credit: Offshore Fishing WA-Geraldton

Topics: Kangaroo, Community, Animals, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.