Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to save kitten's life
Published 08/08/2016 | 14:18
Members of the Italian coast guard have rescued and revived a drowning kitten at a Sicilian port, after children on shore drew attention to its plight.
A sailor jumped into the sea to rescue the cat, which was floating apparently lifeless in the water, as the coast guard ship entered the port of Marsala after a patrol mission.
A video release showed crew members administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaging the kitten to remove water from its lungs, encouraging it: "Breathe, breathe. Wake up".
After a few minutes, the kitten emitted a few weak "meows".
A veterinarian onshore said the kitten is now in good health.
He has been given a home at the Marsala maritime district office and has been named Charlie.