London: A dog saved the life of his owner who fell off the roof at his house in Britain. The animal fetched him a phone to call for help.
James Epps, a 40-year-old former policeman, broke his hip, pelvis and elbow when he fell 10 feet on to concrete at his home in Gillingham, Kent.
Mr Epps managed to drag himself indoors but collapsed, the Daily Express reported.
But his Italian spinone gun dog Basso had been trained to fetch slippers, and Mr Epps sent him for the phone.
"James is so grateful (to his dog)," his mother Dianey said.
Mr Epps is recovering in hospital.
Story first published:
April 28, 2012 19:43 IST