Last weekend, Dillan Elliott and his friends were returning from a fishing trip in Australia when they suddenly spotted something strange thrashing around in the water about half a mile from shore. After watching for a second, they were shocked to realize the creature was actually a kangaroo, who had somehow ended up in the middle of the ocean.
“You could see he was trying to hop while in the water but obviously struggling,” Elliott told The Dodo.
Determined to help him, the group of friends grabbed some rope they had on the boat and tried to pull him aboard, but the poor kangaroo was too panicked and kept ducking out of the rope. Finally, exhausted and overwhelmed by all of the water, the kangaroo went unconscious, and the friends quickly swam over to him and pulled him onto their boat.