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Dog Rescued Swimming 220Km Out To Sea

A dog has been found swimming more than 220 kilometres from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on his Facebook page that the dog was sighted last Friday swimming toward the platform.

The crew managed to rescue the dog by putting a rope around its neck and hauling it up.

In this Friday, April 12, 2019, photo, a dog is taken care by an oil rig crew after being rescued in the Gulf of Thailand. Image: AAP
Images: AAP

He said the crew speculated it might have fallen off a fishing trawler, and dubbed him Boon Rod, or "Survivor."

The dog landed on Monday at the southern port of Songkhla and was declared in good shape after being delivered to the animal protection group Watchdog Thailand.