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Dog Saved By Workers On Oil Rig, 135 Miles Off Thai Coast

It's not clear how the animal ended up stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. But the pup, now named Boonrod, is gaining strength and looks happy and well-fed.
The rescued dog appeared to be growing stronger on the oil rig before he made his journey back to shore. Source: Vitisak Payalaw

Workers on an oil rig about 135 miles offshore from southern Thailand noticed something stunning in the water: a dog.

The animal swam toward the rig's platform and clung to it as team members tried to figure out

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