As the men got closer to the origin of the whining, they noticed a small black shape on the riverbank. One of them tried to whistle to the object, but his lips were too cold to get any sound out. So, instead, he began calling out to it, in a bid to find out if it was alive.
When their boat approached the riverbank, the fishermen were shocked to realize the object was actually an animal. From its outline, it was clear to see the creature was in fact a dog. The hound stood stranded by the shore with no obvious means of escape.
Spotting its potential saviors on the horizon, the dog began to cry out louder. Then, as the boat approached, the pooch ran down the shoreline to meet them. “I wonder how the hell he got where he’s at,” one of the men wondered in a video posted to YouTube in 2016.