This is the dramatic moment two heroic police officers dragged a drowning kangaroo from the sea and saved its life with CPR.
The animal fell into the deep waters of Safety Beach along Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia.
Struggling to regain control, the animal quickly became exhausted from trying to stay afloat and tread the raging waters.
But Sgt. Kirby Tonkin and Christopher Russo noticed the animal and immediately ran to its aid.
One officer instantly stripped before diving, in a bid to reach the animal quicker.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, Sgt Russo said: “He had less than a minute. He went under and as he came up you could see foam coming out of his nose, he was drowning.
“I grabbed his tail and Kirby cradled his head and dragged him onto the beach and cleared his lungs to get the water out of him.
“Then we just started to push on his chest and he started breathing again, I could feel a heartbeat.”
Once they pulled the animal to safety, onlookers noticed the poor kangaroo was foaming from its mouth.
The animal was taken to Rosebud police station and put in a cell to regain consciousness before it was taken by animal services.
Michelle Thomas, director of the Animalia Wildlife Shelter said: “We will let him recover at his own pace.”
“But he has a paddock full of grass and lots of water to drink and he seems very happy with that.”
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