This is how the saying goes, a dog is a mans best friend. Well Digby certainly proved that when called to help when a woman was on a bridge over the M5 near Exeter, threatening to take her own life.

The following is from Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service:

“This is Digby. Today he did something amazing and helped save a young woman who was thinking of taking her own life on a bridge over the M5 near Exeter.

“We were at the incident as part of a multi-agency response. Police negotiators were speaking with the woman but the situation was becoming increasingly worrying.

‚ÄúOne of the fire crews had the idea to bring along Digby, our ‚Äėdefusing‚Äô dog. Digby helps crews who have been exposed to trauma during talking therapy ‚Äėdiffusing‚Äô sessions.

“When Digby arrived, the young woman immediately swung her head round to look, and smiled. This got a conversation started about Digby and his role at the fire service.

“She was asked if she would like to come and meet Digby if she came back over the railings, which we are pleased to say she did.

‚ÄúWe wish the woman involved all the best in her recovery.‚ÄĚ

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