One day, an Australian fisherman by the name of Alfonse Attard took his Jack Russell with him on a trip out to sea to have some fun in the water. During the time that they were in the boat, the water began to leak, which led to the boat capsizing, which in turn resulted in Attard and his dog being tossed into the lake.
Thankfully, Attard was spotted by Trever Borg and his father Laurie, two other fishermen, who made the decision to assist him when they saw him in the middle of nowhere. They were fortunate enough to be able to bring him to safety on land, but once there, he started to freak out and told them about his dog, who has been his companion for nearly 18 years.
In order to continue the search for Jack, the Altona Life Saving and water police organizations dispatched additional volunteers into the water. One of the volunteers flipped the boat over and found the dog inside. He was able to save the animal after around one hour of effort on his part. After that, the dog was brought back to his elderly owner, which was a very touching reunion for everyone involved.