The only thing more surprising that the survival of Graham and Sheryl Anley in their shipwreck this week in South Africa is the survival of their marriage. According to this report, with their ship sinking, Graham spotted his wife caught on wreckage of the sinking ship and their dog. He rescued his dog Rosie, brought her to the shore, and then came back for his wife. I guess a really good sea dog is hard to find.
The couple’s ship was carried on to the reef in dangerous waters on the Transkei coast. The couple and the dog were all wearing life vests. Graham sent a Mayday and activated the EPIRB (Global Positioning Distress beacon) before they had to abandon ship. He then rescued Rosie as his wife struggled with a safety line snagged on the steering gear. After Rosie was safe and sound, he returned for his wife.
Fortunately for all of them, Graham is also a sea rescue volunteer and, to the surprise of many, he remains a married man.
Source: Herald Sun