Franco Guicciardi is a sailing, surf, and windsurf instructor at Forte Village Resort in Sardegna, Italy, and now he can add “flamingo rescuer” to his repertoire. Guicciardi shared the incredible story on his Instagram page

While out on an excursion with his peer Nico, the men came across a flamingo in distress who was exhausted by strong marine currents and winds.

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After the two heroes hoisted the bird onto the board, they headed back to the shore.

Once ashore, they called professionals to assist in the rescue, and the flamingo was then taken in for veterinary treatment.

After a few days of treatment, the pink feathered beauty is expected to recover and fly safely once again. If this bird could talk, it would certainly say thank you to Franco, Nico, and everyone else who helped in this amazing rescue!

 

Although this act was truly heroic, please remember that interacting with wild animals has the potential to cause you or the animals harm. If you happen to come across a wild animal in need of help, call the appropriate professionals to assist. Check out these tips on what to do if you cross paths with injured wildlife.

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All Image Source: fguicciardi/Instagram 

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