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Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten

/ 08:15 PM August 08, 2016
In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 and provided by the Italian Coast Guard, a kitten is wrapped in a towel after being rescued from downing, off the coast of Marsala in Sicily, Italy. The Italian coast guard has rescued and revived a drowning kitten at a Sicilian port, after children on shore drew attention to its plight. A video released Friday showed crew members administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and massaging the kitten to remove water from its lungs, encouraging the kitten, ‘’Breath, breath. Wake up.’’ After a few minutes, the kitten, which is not more than a month old, emitted a few weak ‘’meows.’’ (Italian Coast Guard via AP)

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 and provided by the Italian Coast Guard, a kitten is wrapped in a towel after being rescued from downing, off the coast of Marsala in Sicily, Italy. Italian Coast Guard via AP

MILAN — The Italian coast guard has rescued and revived a drowning kitten at a Sicilian port, after children on shore drew attention to its plight.

A sailor jumped in the sea to rescue the cat, which was floating apparently lifeless in the water, as the coast guard ship entered Marsala port from a patrol mission.

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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.

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