A Michigan man who slipped and broke his neck outdoors in freezing conditions survived lying in snow for nearly 24 hours thanks to his dog, who kept him warm through the night and barked for help.
Bob said, “I was screaming for help but my nearest neighbor is about a quarter mile away and it was 10.30 pm, but my Kelsey came. She kept barking for help but never left my side. She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive.”
Kelsey, a Golden Retriever, kept Bob warm by lying on top of top of him, and kept him awake by licking his hands and face.
Bob’s neighbor eventually discovered him after hearing Kelsey’s howls and called 911.