Someone once claimed that taking a wrong turn might occasionally lead you to the right destination. John Cassabria, an Amazon deliveryman, has just proven this to be true.
John’s task of delivering items and packages in Woburn, Massachusetts is a typical part of his job. One day, he made a turn on the wrong street, so he stopped his van to examine the navigation system. While doing so, he became aware of a sound coming from a nearby residence.
In an interview, he described the sound as something he had never heard in his life – a sound that seemed louder than his van’s horn, which he could not ignore. The unsettling sound emanated from a backyard, prompting the 24-year-old to exit his vehicle and investigate.
When he realized what was happening behind the fence, he acted instantly.
Luka, a 14-year-old Siberian Husky, was drowning in the swimming pool of his home, his head floating above the water. Cassabria quickly scaled the barrier and dove into the water in order to save the dog. He jumped straight into the pool even with his phone, wallet, and watch on him, but according to him, none of that really mattered because he was preoccupied with the dog’s safety at that time.
After bringing Luka to safety, he contacted the Woburn Police Department.
The dog’s family was on vacation during that weekend. The pet sitter they hired has not yet arrived, and it appeared that the dog escaped through the pet door and fell into the pool.
In addition to saving the dog’s life, Cassabria stayed with Luka for an hour and a half until his caretaker came.
Julie Caldwell, the dog’s owner, said that Luka had used the doggie door without any problem for 14 years. If the young man had not been present, their dog might not have lived.
Luka is a geriatric dog that cannot swim and whose hind legs are already starting to go weak.
When asked about his heroic act, Cassabria responded modestly that he was simply in the right place at the right time. He adds that, if necessary, he will willingly repeat this over and over again.
Source: CBS Boston