When Gabe Castellanos, 38, woke up on the morning of his birthday, he had no idea that by the end of the day, he would be heralded as a hero in the media but that is exactly what happened.
Onlookers cheered the two on and a helicopter is seen hovering above monitoring the dog rescue. Once ashore, the dog was eventually reunited with her owner and the back story of her terrible and eventful day came out. Apparently the dog, whose name is Harper, escaped from her dog walker who was hit by a car. No one knows how she ended up in the river but she did and thankfully due to the bravery of Gabe, was saved from nearly drowning. Gabe attributes his ability to save the dog to his ocean survival skills he learned in college. Even then, he did not escape injury. He has a bite on his hand, face, and the dog knocked him in the teeth so he now is undergoing dental repair. We’re sorry Gabe got hurt but so happy that Harper is okay. Her owner is very grateful for all Gabe did that day and we’re sure that Harper is, too.Please share this story with your family and friends.