Guy volunteers for a cycling event, ends up rescuing a drowning koala

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Sometimes being an event volunteer means doing some questionable tasks — but we’re pretty sure that rescuing a drowning koala might be a career first.

Muzammil Patel was volunteering at an Australian cycling event in Apollo Bay, Victoria, when he became more of an MVP than anyone on two wheels that day.

As he explained to the ABC, Patel was alerted to a koala in the nearby Barham River but upon calling wildlife rescue, was told it would take at least 30 minutes to get there.

So Patel gallantly jumped into the river to save the struggling marsupial himself. First by branch, then when that didn’t work, by simply grabbing it like a kitten. Read more…

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