Darren Thomas was home alone when his dog fell in the pool; Darren could not pull his dog up, so he cleverly moved the dog paw-by-paw until he could climb out the pool.
Johannesburg, South Africa (21 February 2022) – Darren Thomas is an inspirational South African that has worked tirelessly to be more than a man in a wheelchair. He recently shared a video of how he saved one of his Rottweilers from drowning when he was home alone.
It’s been 14 years since Darren Thomas was left in a wheelchair. On the 23rd of October 2007, Thomas woke up in the ICU, not understanding what exactly had happened. The brave South African was living with his folks in Northcliff at the time. During the intrusion, he took a bullet to his chest and had many stab wounds after fighting off the criminals who had broken into his home.
They had to remove a third of his lung, and as a result, Thomas ended up with 67 staples in his back. The stab wound to his head with a screwdriver was not deep enough to cause any damage and only left him with six staples. He was in ICU, general ward and then rehabbed for three months.
Darren recently shared a video that has people in awe. He was home alone when his 50kg Rottweiler fell in the pool. The dog was too heavy for Darren to pull up, so he had to think fast.
Darren helped his dog edge along the pool by moving him one paw at a time.
“What you do when your 50kg Rottweiler falls in the pool, no one else is home and you’re in a chair…
I have had 2 Rotties and one thing they are renowned for doing is swimming… well not mine. He cannot or will not swim and won’t no matter what we do.
He fell in the pool and I was the only one home. I couldn’t just pull him out because he is too heavy and I don’t have enough leverage in my chair because I’ll just go into the pool myself so I had to make another plan because he was getting tired from standing there.
I then started pulling him across bit by bit to get him to the stairs so he could climb out” – Darren Thomas
Take a look at the moment below.