Firefighters who rescued a young girl, who wandered away from her home in Poland, credit a dog with saving her life.
According to Saturday's publication of BBC News, the three-year-old girl, named "Julia," wandered away from her home on Friday, amidst freezing temperatures. Her dog, described as a "small black mongrel," disappeared at the same time.
Hundreds of worried individuals joined in on the search surrounding the area near the child's home in the village of Pierzwin.
On Saturday, the pair were finally located in marshes several kilometers away; the faithful, black dog had never left her side.
The little girl was wet and suffering from hypothermia, but alive, according to rescuers, thanks to her dog who helped to keep her warm.
One of the rescuers, Firefighter Grzegorz Szymanski, noted that the dog was the key reason that Julia survived the night, stating:
"For the whole night the animal was with the girl, it never left her. Remember, it was 5 degrees below zero and the child was wet,"
The child is recovering in an area hospital.
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