It’s always nice to have a devoted pet by your side. Animals have amazing instincts and will rush into action to assist you in an emergency.
Like one clever cat that is credited with saving his 83-year-old owner’s life when she fell into a ravine.
Piran the hero cat, who helped the rescue in Bodmin, Cornwall.
The Bodmin Police in England launched a search for an elderly woman who had gone missing in the region on August 14. It didn’t take long, though, for them to make a breakthrough, due to an unusual source.
A nearby woman reported hearing a cat meowing incessantly at the corner of a vast maize field.
The 83-year-old has dragged up the 70-foot ravine by rescuers using a stretcher.
The neighbor soon recognized that the cat, Piran, belonged to the missing woman and was tried to notify her of her whereabouts.
The 83-year-old had reportedly fallen far over an embankment in a field near her home.
“The elderly female had fallen about 70ft down a very steep embankment, with exceedingly poor access and uneven ground,” according to a report from Bodmin Police.
Longmuir then went out into the field and began screaming out the woman’s name.
When the missing woman was found, Bodmin Police and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service rushed to her aid, rescuing her from the ravine.
Cornwall Air Ambulance flew her to the hospital when she was hoisted out. She was reported in stable health, and according to an update, she is “in excellent spirits” while receiving care.
“It’s a great ‘well done to all the emergency services who worked together, as well as to Piran,” an unnamed neighbor told BBC. “Things could have turned out a lot worse.”
The cat leaded rescuers to the 83-year-old woman.
While emergency personnel executed the actual rescue, Piran deserves a lot of credit for saving his owner’s life. With the woman’s age and the fact that she was out of sight of the rescuers, it’s easy to see how things could have turned out quite differently if the cat hadn’t been so alert.
“Piran the cat saved the day!” said one admirer, Bodin Police Department posted on Facebook.