Video: Hero rescue dog hailed for saving lives of nine people and another pooch from drowning, awarded ultimate canine accolade - an OBE

Marine rescue dog Whizz, an enormous black and white Newfoundland, spent his life pulling people in peril from the water.

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He used his impressive strength and huge webbed paws to keep swimmers along the South Coast safe for ten years - and could rescue a dozen adults in one go. The 6ft tall gentle giant, who weighed 12 stone, also enriched hundreds of lives as a therapy dog and visited sick animal-lovers in hospital.

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