Brave dog battles through flooded river during devastating Peru floods

A little dog's quest to survive floodwaters in Peru was filmed by onlookers watching in hope on the banks of a raging river.

The pup was almost swept away in the swollen River Chili after days of heavy rain brought torrents of destruction across the country.

The dog was trapped in the flooding River Chili.
The dog was trapped in the flooding River Chili.


Stuck on a rock in the river, the dog took its chances in the waters that quickly began to carry it tumbling away.

The dog swam to several safe spots, resting a moment each time before setting off again in the El Nino induced floodwaters.

The pup had to rest a few times as it made the crossing.
The pup had to rest a few times as it made the crossing.

When the courageous canine managed to reach the safety of the riverbank it was scooped up by taxi driver Jose Luis Coagulia.

"Any life is like a human being's life," Mr Coagulia said. "No-one would want to see that little dog vanish."

It was a perilous journey, but the dog made it.
It was a perilous journey, but the dog made it.

It is the heaviest rain the country has seen in nearly two decades, with more than 5,000 people left homeless and millions of dollars in damage.

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