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This Kangaroo Had To Be Rescued After Going For A Dip At The Beach

Two police officers pulled the unconscious kangaroo from the waves.

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Kangaroos – they're mainly known as a land-based animal.

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It's harder to hop in the water than on land, isn't it? Makes sense.

But on Saturday afternoon, one roo decided to hop on over to Safety Beach at Rosebud on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, where it went for a dip.

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Local police started to get phone calls saying there was a kangaroo in the water and responded at about 5pm.

The roo made it safely back to the sand, where a member of the public generously covered it in a blanket.

By this time, police had arrived and were keeping an eye on the whole situation.
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By this time, police had arrived and were keeping an eye on the whole situation.

But the roo got up and hopped back on in to the surf. And that's when things got hairy.

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The roo got into trouble, struggling with the swell and breaking waves. It went under the water a couple of times.

So two police officers entered the water to rescue the kangaroo, pulling it out of the water by his tail.

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By this point the kangaroo was unconscious.

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The police had to resuscitate the kangaroo on a nearby grassy area.

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Don't worry though, the roo is alive and doing OK.

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Victoria Police said in a statement that the roo is being cared for, but he is "lucky to be alive given the amount of salt water he inhaled."

Hannah Ryan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Hannah Ryan at hannah.ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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