PUNJAB, India — A quick-thinking Sikh man pulled off his turban and used it to rescue a drowning dog from an irrigation canal over the weekend. The hero named Sarwan Singh, caught sight of the dog when a group of people gathered around the canal and immediately knew that he had to something to help. The twenty-year-old reveals, ‘I was travelling when I saw a group of men pointing towards the canal. I stopped my car and went over to check what was happening. I was shocked to see that there was a dog drowning but no one was actually helping.’
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Despite being unable to swim, Singh took matters into his own hands and quickly took off his turban to use the material as leverage to reach the dog. While bystanders thought the man was disrespecting his faith by taking off his turban, the man acknowledges “what was important at that point was to save the animal’s life.’
In the video posted online, Singh can be seen lowering himself into the canal with the material from his turban and then using another piece of fabric to scoop the dog up. While the dog was terrified and kept avoiding Singh, he eventually managed to pull him out of the water and bring him to safety. Singh reveals he then fed the dog some biscuits before it ran off on its own. Watch the heroic actions of Singh in the heartwarming video below.