Vail yogi going viral after saving woman’s pup from raging Utah waters

Posted at 3:39 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 17:46:15-04

MOAB, Utah - A yoga instructor from Vail, Colorado, is getting some attention online for saving a pup from rushing waters in Utah.

Utahn Sara Melnicoff says her 13-year-old dog, "Carli," has arthritis and got swept away in Mill Creek's raging waters which feed into the Colorado River in Moab.

She said she was about to take off her shoes and go in after her when she said a man appeared out of no where, stripped down to his boxers and swam to Carli's rescue.

That man was Bobby L'Heureux.

Melnicoff, shaken and teary-eyed, thanked him for saving her beloved pup and asked him if she could donate to a charity in his name to show her appreciation.

It just so happens L'Heureux runs a non-profit, "Big Heart, Big Hands," which raises money for mountain rescue operations.