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When you hear about a man saving his dog from a sinking ship, it?s hard to not be moved by the tale of an animal lover?s heroism. But the story becomes slightly less heroic when you learn that the man saved his dog before his own wife. :p

But that?s apparently what happened when Graham Anley and his wife, Cheryl, found their yacht sinking after it hit a reef while on a voyage from East London to Madagascar.

National Sea Rescue Institute North London station commander Geoff McGregor said all three were wearing life jackets. The 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Rosie was wearing a tailored life jacket equipped with a strobe light beacon.

"As the incident happened Graham sent a Mayday radio distress call and activated the EPIRB (a GPS beacon) but they were immediately forced to abandon ship," McGregor said in an interview.

"He first swam Rosie ashore safely before returning for his wife, whose safety line had snagged on the steering gear," McGregor added.

The couple and their dog all made it out free of injury.

Graham, a longtime volunteer with the National Sea Rescue Institute, said it was "humbling to have the shoe on the other foot and need to be rescued."

Some details have yet to emerge. So, it's likely that Cheryl was in a position of relative safety and Rosie might have been in a more perilous position had she been left on the boat. The couple did not want to speak with the media about their rescue.

So, for now, it's left to readers to speculate about Graham's priorities during their ordeal.

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At least he has his priorities in order.

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Maybe the dog was prettier. :p

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Sounds like they were both swimming to shore, he took the dog, only to find that she had gotten snagged once he got ashore so he went back for her. 

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I thought men and women are equal? She can swim herself to shore. :shiftyninja:

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Sounds pretty reasonable, I'd have assumed my Wife can swim all by herself and concentrate on helping the dog.

 

Sounds like they were both swimming to shore, he took the dog, only to find that she had gotten snagged once he got ashore so he went back for her. 

 

Probably this.

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At least he knew which of the two wouldn't give him an earful later on :p

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I think he wanted to get rich  :s

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Man's best friend. That says it all. 

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Well i think it is a case of the wife could look after herself, at least till the dog was safe as you don't know what it is thinking. (i'm sure the wife told him to save the dog first too)

 

Personally if i was ever in this situation, i would want the dog saved before me.

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Damn right!

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Man's best friend. That says it all. 

I thought sure this story was about Growled. :shifty:

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I thought sure this story was about Growled. :shifty:

It might be. You never know. :D

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Maybe the couch is more comfortable than the bed.

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one of them loves him unconditionally...

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one of them loves him unconditionally...

you make it sound like he has the be, or deserves to unconditionally loved. Assumptions Assumptions :D

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