Randy Earl just wanted to make sure his dog, Lacy, would be safe.
When Earl and his black spaniel mix were fishing, the small boat capsized. When the boat flipped over, Earl put Lacy on top of the boat to make sure she stayed safe. He stayed in the water wearing his life jacket.
Earl continued to hold on the boat’s hull while waiting for rescuers. The water temperature was about 50 degrees.
Another fisherman, who watched as a state trooper paddled out to Earl and Lacy, said that Earl asked the state trooper to take the dog first.
Earl said that Lacy is like a child to him and his wife and has meant a lot to him especially since they lost both of their children in a car accident 15 years ago.
Source: Yahoo News