When a farmer mowing the grass ran into a suspiciously land-bound hawk, she knew something was wrong and immediately called for help.
That's when Scott Bowman and his wife, Tracy, of the Oxford Bird Rescue in New Zealand, arrived on the scene.
"By the time we had gotten there [the hawk] had fallen down a bank and was using its wings to stay afloat in a very cold, deep stream," Bowman wrote in a Facebook post detailing the rescue. "Just as I managed to navigate my way down the bank it looked like it was going to slip under the water."
Without hesitation, Bowman jumped into the stream to save the hawk from drowning. According to Bowman, the hawk was "cold, weak and terribly underweight."