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A Dog Has Been Honoured For Standing By His Owner For 40 Hours After A Deadly Car Crash

Sako is a Canadian canine hero.

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Last year, Sako and his owner were thrown out of their car after it tumbled more than 100 meters down a steep embankment.

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Sako's owner Joseph, who was only 16 years old then, was on a road trip through British Columbia with two other family members and a friend. Sako and Joseph were the only two who were thrown out of the vehicle during the fall — and the sole survivors of the crash.

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During those 40 hours Sako would huddle close to keep Joseph warm, and dragged him to a nearby creek so he could drink water.

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"Sako kept my son warm and helped him survive," Joseph's mother told BC's daily paper The Province, adding that Sako also, apparently, "fought off bears and kept the cougars away."

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