A dog has been hailed as a hero for helping to save the life of a man who slipped in the snow and broke his neck.
The man, only known as Bob, went outside his Michigan home to get a log for the fire on New Year’s Eve when he slipped and broke his neck.
Wearing just his long johns, slippers, and a shirt, he lay paralysed in the snow and unable to move before his Golden Retriever, Kelsey, came to his assistance.
“I was screaming for help but my nearest neighbour is about a quarter mile away and it was 10:30 pm, but my Kelsey came,” he explained.
Bob’s canine companion kept him  warm by laying on top of him and licking his face and hands to keep him awake.
“She kept barking for help but never left my side,” he added. “She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere …