Distressed dog rescued from floods with head 'just above water'

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Two men have been hailed as heroes for rescuing a beloved pet dog who became stuck in a tree as floodwaters started rising rapidly in Lismore.

Bronson Scofield and Andrew Gillespie were on a boat looking to offer assistance to anyone who needed it when they heard a cry from several hundred metres away.

“They thought it was a person,” Mr Scofield’s partner, Tegan Page, told Yahoo News Australia.

“Ended up being this little girl instead. She was stuck in the fork of a tree and her head was down just above the water.”

A rescuer wades through chest-high water to save a dog stuck in a tree.
The dog, named Sadie, was rescued after she became stuck in the fork of a tree. Source: Supplied

A photo taken during the rescue shows the incredible moment the dog was saved, with one of the men pictured in water at least chest-high carrying the dog towards the boat.

In another video, the dog is seen lying on the floor of the boat as she’s taken to safety.

Ms Page posted the clip to Facebook, and after being widely shared by the community the dog’s owners were tracked down.

“The dog’s name is Sadie,” she said.

“We reunited them yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon and they were so grateful,” she said.

People commenting on the post described the rescuers as “heroes” and “legends”.

“It's a miracle,” one person wrote.

“Absolute heroes, thank you for saving this furbaby,” another said.

“Thank you to you great folk for rescuing this doggy,” a third added.

Puppy rescued on kayak from truck delivering Woolies groceries

An hour away in Mullumbimby, another duo were praised for saving two men and a puppy from the cab of a truck that got stuck while reportedly delivering groceries for Woolworths.

A video of the rescue shows floodwaters reaching the windows of the truck's cab as rain continues to pour down.

Using an orange kayak, the men carefully lift the tiny puppy on board, before floating it back to higher ground.

Witnesses filming the rescue cheer as the men arrive safely.

On Facebook, the woman who posted the clip explained that two men were rescued from the truck before a second trip was made for the puppy.

“Omg water is sooo deep take care,” a concerned viewer said.

“You guys are my kind of heroes,” another wrote, while several labelled them “champions”.

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