A dog saved a hiker injured in the Croatian mountains by lying on top of him for 13 hours until they were rescued, according to local media.
The dog, called North, kept Grga Brkic warm after he fell while out hiking and was unable to move. The other two hikers with him were unable to reach them, so they raised the alarm.
First responders credited the eight-month-old Alaskan Malamute with having helped keep Brkic safe.
The incident happened when the group went for a weekend hike in the Velebit mountain range along the country’s Adriatic coastline.
“Friendship and love between man and dog have no boundaries,” Croatia’s mountain rescue service said in a Facebook post, which included a photo of the dog lying on top of Brkic as he lay in a stretcher.
The dog “curled around him and warmed him” during the high-altitude rescue mission, the post added.
Nearly 30 first responders eventually reached the injured hiker where he was stranded, nearly 1,800 metres above sea level.