Teenager Joseph Phillips-Garcia was on holiday with his aunt and uncle in the mountains in the Canadian province of British Columbia. With them was a dog called Saco. When they were returning home by car, they were involved in an accident. Joseph and the dog were the only survivors.
Joseph was almost unable to move because of an open fracture in his leg. He tried to start a fire with a lighter and the dog brought him branches. Saco helped Joseph to the stream and he was able to drink. The dog never left his owner’s side, keeping him warm for two days and three nights.
At night, coyotes came close to them. “We were just falling asleep when we heard howling,” said the teenager. “Saco got up as soon as he smelled them approaching, then dashed off into the darkness. You could hear them fighting; the bushes were crackling,” he added.
Después de 40 horas, los rescatistas encontraron a Joseph y lo llevaron al hospital. El adolescente cree que si no hubiera sido por Saco, no habría sobrevivido