An Italian coast guard has been reported to have rescued and revived a drowning kitten at a Sicilian port after children on shore drew attention to its plight.
A sailor jumped into the sea to rescue the cat, which was floating and apparently lifeless in the water, as the coast guard ship entered Marsala port from a patrol mission.
A video released Friday showed crew members administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaging the kitten to remove water from its lungs, encouraging it: “Breathe, breathe. Wake up.” After a few minutes, the kitten emitted a few weak meows.
A veterinarian on shore says the kitten is now in good health.
He has been given a home at the Marsala maritime district office and has been named Charlie.