Incredible moment stranded dog clings onto a hydrofoil surfer who rushed to save drowning pooch when his owner’s kayak capsized

  • Vasco Vellez rescued dog after his owner’s fishing Kayak capsized in Queensland
  • Incredible footage shows the dog paddle in waves and climb on Vellez’s back
  • Mr Vellez has slammed the owner for taking the dog out on the large waves 

Incredible footage has emerged of a surfer rescuing a dog struggling in the ocean after his owner’s fishing Kayak capsized.

Vasco Vellez was on his hydrofoil surfboard at Currumbin, in the Gold Coast, when he noticed a kayak flip on the waves on Sunday.

He rushed to help the poor pup who was left battling in the large waves while two surfers helped his owner.

In the footage, which was captured by Mr Vellez, the dog can be seen paddling in the large waves towards Mr Vellez. 

The clever pup then instinctively climbed on Mr Vellez’s back as they waited for rescuers to arrive. 

In the footage, which was captured by Mr Vellez, the dog can be seen paddling in the large waves towards Mr Vellez. The clever pup then instinctively climbed on Mr Vellez’s back as they waited for rescuers to arrive

Mr Vellez said it was amazing how the animal knew exactly what do. 

A lifeguard on a jetski then arrived a short time later and pulled the dog to safety. 

‘My concern was that the dog was too far out to be able to see shore,’ Mr Vellez told 7news.

‘The surf was high so he was disorientated. He was getting dunked all the time. He was pretty scared. He put his claws around and my neck and clung like a person would do.’

He slammed the kayaker for taking the dog out on the water with 1.2m waves. 

‘They shouldn’t have been out there fishing with a dog,’ he told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

‘I didn’t realise I filmed what happened but now I want people to watch this footage and make sure they make sensible plans before going out into the ocean. It can be so dangerous.’

Mr Vellez said it was amazing how the animal knew exactly what do

A lifeguard on a jetski then arrived a short time later and pulled the dog to safety

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