Martin Kay loves to take his dog for walks through the marsh. But one day, when he didn't return from his walk, his friends began to worry.

When police got the call that he hadn't been seen for over 7 hours, they knew there was only one way to search for him.

The police helicopter set out, equipped with a thermal camera to try and spot the man through the thick bog and marshlands. What they caught on camera left them speechless.

During the walk, Martin accidentally slipped and fell into the bog. Similar to quicksand, the only thing you can do is stay still and wait for help to arrive. Not only did Martin lay there and wait, but his dog, Holly Blue, stayed by his side the entire time, protecting him from any creatures that might try to attack him.

Man's best friend indeed!