It all happened when Sara Melnicoff was taking her usual morning walk along the river with her dog Carli. After some time the dog was washed away in the flow of water.
She was helpless and thought her lovely dog has no chance of coming back. Until, a stranger jumps into the water and puts his life on line to save a 13 year old Carli.
Bobby was the man who performed this daredevil act and not surprisingly he runs a non profit organisation.
This is how Sara expressed her views on the incident:
“My dear dog Carli was swept away by the raging waters of Mill Creek this morning in the Powerdam area. I saw her rush by, unable to do more than keep her head above water. I was running along the creek, calling her name, when I got to the area that overlooks the Tea Cup. I was going to take my shoes off and go in the water to try to get her, when this young man appeared out of nowhere and stripped down to his boxers. He plunged into the water, making his way along the slippery rocks, while the powerful currents of the water rushed all around him. He managed to get a hold of Carli down stream some distance. She was shaking like a leaf and didn’t have much energy left. She has arthritis in her back legs, is 13 and mostly senile. (Like me!)
I was very shaken and teary when he brought Carli to me. I asked him his name and gave him a huge hug. I asked him what his favorite charity was so I could donate in his name and he told me he runs a non-profit! Big Heart, Big Hands.
His name is Bobby L’Heureux and I can’t thank him enough for saving my girl for me. Thank you Bobby!“