MARCELLUS, Mich. – Cass County police say a 4-year-old Labrador Retriever saved a drowning family member -- a 14-month-old boy -- by keeping the child above water until mom could come help.
Patricia Drauch says her son Stanley was walking with her in the yard Sunday and then disappeared.
After searching everywhere, she saw the toddler in the pool.
At first, Drauch thought her son was floating, but then noticed he was on their dog Bear's back. The family thinks Bear was keeping very still to make sure Stanley didn't go under the water.
“He didn't bark. He didn't move. It was like he was afraid to move at all until I got Stanley up out of the pool, and that's when he came up out of the pool with me," said Drauch.
"Bear was trying to keep Stanley up so he wouldn't die," said brother Kyle Drauch.
Drauch says Stanley's lips were blue when she got him out of the water and rushed with him to a nearby fire station.