60mph Winds Sweep Small Dog Off Pier, Then Model Jumps To The Rescue.

What started out as a solemn occasion on an Australian pier suddenly took a turn for the dramatic.

Raden Soemawinata, was at Brighton Pier in Melbourne that day with his family, to scatter his grandmother’s ashes. Bibi, a Maltese-Shih Tzu mix, was walking in the same area with his owner, Sue Drummond, when winds of around 60 mph blew him right off the pier.


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Fearing for her own safety, all Sue could do was stand there and watch Bibi struggle against the surging waves.

“I thought he was going to sink and then maybe I wouldn’t be able to find him,” Drummond said, “but I didn’t really want to hop in the water either because I wasn’t quite sure if I could make it to shore with a struggling dog.”

That’s when Soemawinata jumped into action.


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Taking off his pants – “I’m a part-time model, so getting into my jocks isn’t so different to what I do for work” – he climbed down the concrete pier and dove into the water after the struggling pup and ferried him back to safety.


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Thank goodness Soemawinata was there that day (and that he isn’t bashful)!


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