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Two chefs put their lives on the line when they battled choppy conditions to rescue a kangaroo, drowning in the freezing waters.

Jeff Della-Mina, 28, and Dan Marshall, 19, sprinted to the rocks and dived in fully clothed when they spotted the struggling roo off Port Elliot, about 82km south of Adelaide.

The kangaroo reportedly became stranded near treacherous rocks to the south of Horseshoe Bay on Saturday about 4pm, according to The Advertiser.

Still in their chef garb following the lunchtime rush at the Flying Fish Cafe, the two men spent the next 20 minutes corralling the terrified animal back to the shore.

Initially spooked by the human help, the kangaroo eventually gave in when the men lassoed a rope around its neck and led it back to the beach, where it reportedly coughed up a significant amount of water.


Although they put their own safety second, the men insisted their efforts were not acts of bravery.

'We are not brave, not at all. It just needed help. We like animals and we just wanted to give him a hand,' Mr Della-Mina said.


When they reached the kangaroo, Mr Della-Mina said it was obviously stressed and fighting for life.

'When we got to him he was pretty knackered and he was struggling,' he said.

'It was pretty cold. I would have liked to have a wetsuit. I think the run knackered us more than the swim.'


Mr Marshall, from Goolwa South Australia, said he was 'just happy he is all right'.

'I would do it again,' he said.


When the men finally shepherded the terrified Kangaroo back to dry ground, they were met by local Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service crews.
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When the men finally shepherded the terrified Kangaroo back to dry ground, they were met by local Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service crews

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Responses to "Two courageous men save drowning kangaroo off the coast of South Australia"

  1. This is fine and dandy, but don't Australians do night shooting of roos? Like here, we save a deer, it runs back about 20 yards, some idiot shoots it. It probably ate a shrub or some thing. We save while others kill. What a world.

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