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When Bibi the tiny Maltese-shitzu cross was blown off a pier in gale-force winds, his despairing owner Sue Drummond feared the worst.

Bibi the dog
Tiny speck: Bibi is tossed around in Melbourne’s bay after he was blown off Brighton pier by gale-force winds

But salvation came in a most unlikely form – a 20-year-old man who was on Brighton pier to scatter his grandmother’s ashes into the bay in Melbourne, Australia.

Bibi the dog
‘I thought I’d never see him again’: Owner Sue Drummond watches helplessly as Bibi tries to dog-paddle back to shore

As he was paying his respects, a quick-thinking Raden Soemawinata spotted a desperate Bibi, and stripped down to his shirt and underpants to dive after the terrified dog.

Bibi the dog
To the rescue: Raden Soemawinata takes off his suit as he prepares to jump off the pier to save the Maltese-shitzu cross

But after the amazing rescue in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Brighton…

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