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Police officers save drowning kangaroo

Police officers save a kangaroo from the surf. Photo: Facebook/Victoria Police
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A kangaroo has been saved by police after it got caught in a swell and breaking waves in the ocean along Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

The marsupial got in the water at Safety Beach about 5pm on Saturday before it came back to land where a person covered it in a blanket, but it hopped back into the surf.

It got into trouble in the swell and the breaking waves and went under a couple of times. Two police officers then jumped in the water and carried the unconscious kangaroo to shore.

Kangaroo Save

Rosebud police were on hand at Safety Beach on Saturday afternoon to give a lost kangaroo a second chance. They responded to numerous calls that a kangaroo was in the water just off Marine Drive about 5pm yesterday. It began to swim but got into difficulty in the swell and breaking waves and went under water a couple of times. A Sergeant and a Senior Sergeant noticed the animal in distress and hopped to it and jumped into the water. The roo was wrapped in blankets and taken to Rosebud Police Station where it was assessed by a local Wildlife Centre. The roo is currently being cared for but is said to be in good spirits and lucky to be alive given the amount of salt water he inhaled, thanks to his rescuers. Well done! 🙌🏻 For more info → http://bitly.com/2zc7kjU

Posted by Victoria Police on Saturday, October 27, 2018

The officers resuscitated the kangaroo, wrapped it in a blanket and took it to the station to be checked by an expert.

“The roo is currently being cared for but is said to be in good spirits and lucky to be alive given the amount of salt water he inhaled, thanks to his rescuers,” police said on Sunday.

-AAP

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