A dog scampering through the mud in the San Diego Riverbed got itself in quite the predicament Wednesday evening.
As it waded into the water near Ocean Beach just before 5 p.m., the black dog became stuck in the thick mud, caused by low tide.
Thankfully, a lifeguard had a surfboard on hand to help the poor pup.
The lifeguard slogged through the sticky surface and pulled the dog out of the mud onto the board.
It took a few tries, but eventually, the dog got to more solid ground, where its owner was waiting.