Elephant plunges into a river to rescue human

This is the heartwarming moment a young elephant plunges into a fast-flowing river to RESCUE her ''drowning'' human best friend. Darrick (corr) Thomson, 42, jumped into the swollen 50ft wide river while five-year-old Asian elephant Kham Lha walked on the bank in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The pair had formed an ''inseparable bond'' after Kham Lha was rescued from an abusive owner last year and Darrick nursed her back to health. So when the young cow saw her ''best friend'' apparently in trouble shouting for help, she raced through the water to save him.

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