Not all superheroes wear capes; some of them wear dog collars.
Cooper the Dog, is being hailed a hero after rescuing a young man who was stranded during the historic flood in Humphreys County, Tennessee, on Saturday.
As 17 inches of heavy rainfall flooded Humphreys County and the rising water began to take over the city of Waverly, a dog intuitively reacted and saved a man’s life.
According to news agencies, the rescued man said Cooper saw him desperately clinging to a pole and swam through floodwaters to his side.
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Cooper the dog instinctively took action to save the life of a young man who was stranded as floodwaters took over the city of Waverly. https://t.co/bgDXwzQW9q
The man recounted that he grabbed hold of the animal, and the dog helped him from drowning until a rescue boat arrived.
He said he has no doubt the dog helped save his life.
Cooper was later brought to the Waverly Animal Clinic until he was reunited with his family.